New leap for kasneb’s revised syllabus


In a quest to resonate with the changing times, kasneb recently launched undertook its major syllabus review which culminated in the introduction of a cing a new feel and shift for professionals within the sector.


Driven by accelerating globalization and the faster rate of technological developments, kasneb’s revised syllabuses are tailored to address the unique and dynamic demands in the market today.  The new competence-based syllabuses and assessment modes are geared towards enhancing global competitiveness and set successful pathways for .

“We are glad to announce a complete review of our syllabuses following the need to address current gaps in the market,” said Dr. Nicholas Letting’, the CEO, kasneb adding: “Revision of kasneb’s syllabuses was done with wide consultations following the involvement of stakeholders in the Public and Private sector.

The reviewed syllabuses comprising a five-tier certification model from the previous three-tier model focuses on skills and competencies rather than knowledge. Much emphasis has been laid on digital literacy, emerging technologies, and data analytics to prepare candidates for real life scenarios where big data and analytics are the new norm.

Dr Julius Muia Kenya’s Principal Secretary at the National Treasury and Planning, commended kasneb for setting the pace that is primed to ensure graduates ready themselves for the market under the new dispensation. He asserted that this is the time for both the public and business community to reposition and more inclusive pipelines for the most-susceptible professionals by investing in new ideas and approaches to skilling youth for the future of work. 

“I wish to call upon employers to actively collaborate with Kasneb in the provision of internship opportunities to Kasneb students. The National Treasury and Planning, being the parent Ministry for Kasneb, will support Kasneb towards ensuring that its graduates are also considered in the Government internship programme facilitated by the Public Service Commission,” said Dr Muia.

Kasneb’s new syllabuses include short (vocational) skills-based courses, certificates, diplomas, professional qualifications, and post-professional qualifications. In the reviewed syllabuses, learners will be examined three times in a year. The change also entails a combination of assessment methods including workshops, projects, practical experience, and work-based simulation, among others.