Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)


Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)

This body was established in the year 1980 under the Kenya National Examination Council Act Cap 225A of the Kenyan laws. It was later repealed back in the year 2012 and substituted with KNEC Act No.29 of 2012. KNEC was established so as to take over the tasks previously carried out by the then non-operational East Africa Examinations Council. It was intended to conduct national examination in primary, secondary and technical schools education that were under the Ministry of education in the country so as to ensure reliability and validity in national examination.

The main Functions of Kenya National Examination Council.

The main functions on KNEC are:

 Develop tests of national examination for the candidates

 Register students for national examination

 Conduct supervision of examination and process the candidate results.

KNEC has taken the responsibility to register our student for final year and offer final examination to all our students every year. In addition, KNEC ensure that our students get the certificate after completion of each module

Higher Education Loan Board (Helb)


The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) is the principal financier of higher education in Kenya in both university and technical institutions. HELB is a State Corporation that was started under the then Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. It was established by an Act of Parliament (Cap 213A) in the year 1995.The responsibility of the Board is to disburse bursaries, scholarship and loans to trainees pursuing higher education in recognized institutions in the country. The board provides affordable loans, bursaries and scholarship to Kenyan students pursuing higher education. Key among the responsibilities of the Board is sourcing funds, managing, establishing and awarding loans bursaries and scholarships to students. Through the Act, the Board has been able to recover funds loaned out to Kenyans in the past.

The board has been awarding loans to all our students in various levels i.e. Diploma, Craft Certificate and Artisan in all the courses that are offered at the institute for the past two years.

The institute has taken the initiative of helping the student apply for the loan whereby we have established a department that deals with all the matter concerning HELB loans application. In addition, the institute has been in regular contact with the HELB office, to help educate our trainees the importance of HELB.

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Academic Progression

Mukurweini Technical training institute was started in the year 2015 and offered its first trainees for the KNEC examinations in November of the same year under the mentorship of Mathenge Technical Training Institute. Despite taking the exam in a new environment away from their usual area of instruction, the trainees managed to get a 78.5% pass rate. In the year that followed, 2016 the Institute was made a KNEC examination centre. The trainees submitted for examinations in November 2016 managed a pass rate of 88.49% a great improvement from the previous years’. The institute aspires to build on this firm foundation and come out as the institute of choice in the region and countrywide.