Welcome Remarks 2018-10-18T08:39:59+00:00

On behalf of the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA), Council, Management and staff, I take this opportunity to welcome you to this great institution. I also welcome you to this KNQA Website whose main purpose is to facilitate communication and sharing of information, knowledge, best practices and tools for accreditation into the Kenya National Qualification Framework (KNQF). I thank you for taking time to visit our website and share in our vision.

The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) was set up in 2015 to help coordinate and harmonize education, training, assessment and quality assurance of all qualifications awarded in the country; with the view to improving quality and international comparability. The KNQF which the authority has developed and is now implementing is part of Kenya’s international commitments to develop an accurate, reliable and robust database of all qualifications in the country that will allow for comparability and information sharing in the education sector globally.

The Authority over sees and regulates the work of the Basic, TVET and University education sectors and brings harmony and coordination in general. The Authority works very closely with the Commission for University education (CUE), The Training and Vocational Training Authority (TVETA), the Kenya National Examinations council (KNEC), The Kenya Accountants and Secretaries’ National examinations Board (KASNEB), Universities, TVET institutions, local and international assessment and examination bodies, professional bodies and other organizations within the sector; to create one platform for all quality assured qualifications in Kenya. KNQA is currently developing and implementing a database of all qualifications attained in Kenya and brought into the country from foreign training institutions; Recognizing and awarding certification for Prior Learning and facilitating Credit Accumulation and Transfer at all levels of the education system in the country. The Authority is an important contributor to the current reforms that are going on within the education sector in Kenya.

The Authority has and continues expanding its collaborations and linkages with other national and international organizations to ensure that Kenyan graduates meet industry needs and that the country has an accurate and reliable data base for all qualifications awarded and brought into the country; to improve planning, efficiency and effectiveness in the sector.  I believe that this website will effectively provide the necessary information and answer some of the questions you may wish to ask about KNQA, our accreditation and registration processes, as well as our staff and other activities.


Dr. Juma Mukhwana, PhD, HSC

Director General (CEO)

Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)