Establishment of Knec
KNEC was established under KNEC Cap 225A following breakup of the East African Community. The single system of education, the 7-4-2-3 was examined. Exams offered were East African Certificate of Primary Education (EACPE) East African Certificate of Education Examination (EACE) East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE).
Begining of 8-4-4
8-4-4 system was adopted. CPE became KCPE while KCE became the KCSE. First KCPE Examinations are administered first time.
Sessional Paper No.6 of 1988 emphasized on coordination and harmonization of the examinations and certification of all national examinations for school and post school training institutions except the universities. It also adopted the exiting examination syllabuses and award regulations for the examinations. The EACPE became the Certificate of Primary education (CPE), the EACE became the Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) and the EAACE became the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE).Business and Technical Examinations are administered first time.
First KCSE exam was held while last Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) held which KCSE replaced.
ECDE Examinations are administered first time.
DTE & SNE
DTE & SNE Examinations are administered first time.
New Knec Act
KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012 replaces KNEC Cap 225A of 1980.
KNEC Examinations Rules were gazetted.
KNEC Act No. 27 of 2017