Examinations Department

HOD Examinations

Mr. Nyabwanda Norman

Department Overview

Brief History The Examinations Department commenced operations in 1987 when the institution converted into a technical training institute. Initially the department used to register manually about 500 candidates for non-modular KNEC and KASNEB exams at craft and diploma level. Currently the department electronically registers about 1500 candidates for modular KNEC exams at craft, diploma and higher diploma levels. Changes in the institution’s status; from Technical Training Institute to Polytechnic and finally a National Polytechnic, from manual registration to e-registration and from non-modular to modular examinations, have had a bearing on the operations of the department. Vision To excel in the testing and assessment of quality training Mission To evaluate objectively, learning achievements while continuously safeguarding nationally acceptable certification standards

Our Core Values

Excellence Transparency Fairness Quality

Our Services

Examinations Testing Ensure Quality Training Plan and Organize Examinations Registration of Students with Examinations Bodies Oversee Examinations in the Institution

Functions Registration of candidates for external examinations Planning and organization for examination activities Overseeing all examinations conducted in the institutions Schedule Registration for City and Guilds and KNEC July series exams starts in February, and ends in Mid March November series exams registrations begin in May and end in June List of Exams Offered Kenya National Examinations Council Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board City and Guilds Examinations (UK) International Certified Managers (UK) Trade Test from Ministry of Industrialization (NITA) Nursing Council of Kenya exams


There are currently three exam officers, one office secretary and one office assistant.
The department is currently registering 1600 candidates

Major Projects Devolved registration of students for external examinations to academic departments Devolved analysis of KNEC exam results to academic departments Introduction of departmental examination officer position Success Stories Enhanced capacity to identify bona fide department candidates for external exams Academic departments have been able to own their external examination results Ability to liaise academic departments effectively