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KNEC Announces Teachers and Teacher Educators Training on Competency-Based Assessment (CBA): How to Apply

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KNEC Announces Teachers and Teacher Educators Training on Competency-Based Assessment (CBA): How to Apply

In a bid to enhance the quality of Competency-Based Assessment in Basic Education and Teacher Training, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has announced an advertisement for the training of teachers and teacher trainers. The aim is to expand the pool of contracted professionals engaged in the development of high-quality test items.

Who Can Apply?

  • Interested professionals who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
  • Demonstrable integrity and ethical conduct.
  • Expertise or specialization in the relevant subject or learning area.
  • Currently teaching in the specified grade levels and teacher training institutions.
    • Primary School Grades 4, 5, and 6
    • Junior School Grades 7 and 8
    • Teacher Training Colleges, Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE), and Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE)
    • Intermediate and Prevocational levels of the Stage-Based Pathway
  • Possession of appropriate academic and professional qualifications.
  • Familiarity with the content of curriculum designs in their area of specialization.
  • Registration with the Teachers Service Commission.
  • Endorsement by the head of their institution.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience.

How to Apply

Applications are to be submitted online through the provided link: Detailed application guidelines can be found on the KNEC website: It’s important to note that individuals who have already received training from KNEC need not reapply.

Important Information This initiative signifies KNEC’s commitment to upholding educational standards and fostering continuous professional development among educators. By expanding its network of contracted professionals, KNEC aims to ensure the validity and reliability of assessments aligned with national curriculum objectives.

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Dr. David Njengere, MBS, Chief Executive Officer of KNEC, reiterated the council’s dedication to realizing the educational goals outlined in Kenya Vision 2030. This training opportunity not only benefits individual educators but also contributes to the overall improvement of the education sector in Kenya.

Table 1: Primary School Learning Areas (Age-Based Pathway)

S NoLearning Areas
4Science and Technology
5Social Studies
6Home Science
7Art & Craft
10Physical and Health Education
11Indigenous Languages
12Christian Religious Education
13Islamic Religious Education
14Hindu Religious Education
15Kenyan Sign Language

Table 2: Junior School Learning Areas

S NoLearning Areas
3Kenyan Sign Language
5Integrated Science
6Health Education
7Pre-Tech & Pre-Career
8Social Studies
12Business Studies
14PE and Sports
15Indigenous Languages
16Home Science
17Computer Science
18Visual Arts
19Performing Arts

Special Needs Education Assessments (Stage-Based Pathway) Assessment covers all learning areas across the four levels of the Stage-Based Curriculum pathway.

Teacher Education: Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) and Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE)

S NoLearning Areas
4Science and Technology
5Environmental Education
6Kenyan Sign Language
7Physical and Health Education
8Health and Nutrition
10Christian Religious Education
11Islamic Religious Education
12Hindu Religious Education
13Educational Resources
14ICT integration in Education
15Education Assessment
16Research skills
17Educational Leadership and Management
18Child development and Psychology
19Inclusive education
20Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education
21Historical and Comparative Foundations of Education
22Curriculum Studies
23Art and Craft
25Indigenous Languages
31Home Science

The Council’s aim is to enhance the capacity of teachers and teacher educators in assessment to maintain standards and ensure the effective evaluation of learner competencies. Trained individuals may also have opportunities for engagement by KNEC as contracted professionals when necessary.

KNEC Announces Teachers and Teacher Educators Training on Competency-Based Assessment (CBA): How to Apply

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