KASNEB puts students first in new exam administration strategy

The Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (Kasneb) has introduced a new program that will allow students to take exams on demand.

Kasneb is set to stop offering students scheduled exams as before, as it plans to introduce new qualifications that will meet the demands of emerging markets.

The new program will focus on students and their strengths and prepare them for real-life challenges in the job market.

KASNEB CEO Dr Nicholas Letting speaking at the launch of the new program


Kasneb’s CEO, Dr Nicholas Letting, said he would test the person’s skills in taxation, public financial management, auditing and management accounting.

Among the changes included in the new curriculum is an emphasis on digital literacy with a focus on emerging technologies.

It also features how-to articles on data analytics that prepare candidates for real-world scenarios where big data and analytics are the new normal.

For decades, Kasneb offered professional exams twice a year, in May and November. However, it is shifting gears and the new plan is to offer exams when students are ready, up to four times a year.

This transition will make the programs more flexible and allow students to obtain their qualifications in a relatively shorter time.

In 2020, the organization was working on a plan to offer online exams that would be available to candidates at any time of the year.

Kasneb was forced, like other learning and vocational institutions, to change its strategies, emphasizing flexibility and convenience after the outbreak of the pandemic.

“We are currently putting in place arrangements to introduce online exams which will see candidates book for exams as and when they are ready to take them at any time.”

CEO of Kasneb, Dr Nicholas Letting

CEO of Kasneb, Dr Nicholas Letting


“Given the unprecedented pandemic that has caused a global health and economic crisis, online exams will provide candidates with a more flexible route to gain professional qualifications,” added Dr Letting.

He further noted that the organization was also working on a program to make teaching and learning more adaptable, using online outlets, and allowing more professionals to enroll and follow. classes in their comfort.

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