KASNEB new syllabus
Emphasis has been put on digital literacy, emerging technologies, and data analytics to prepare candidates for modern professional environment. [ Photo / urbwise ]

KASNEB New Syllabus: KASNEB has completed a major syllabus review, which has introduced a new feel and shift for professionals. Driven by the accelerating globalization and the fast rate of technological development, the Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB) revised syllabuses are tailored to address the unique and dynamic demands in the market today.

The new competence-based syllabuses and assessment modes are aim to enhance global competitiveness and set successful pathways. The launch of new syllabuses coincided with KESNEB’s 52nd anniversary.

“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 of KASNEB, who added that this was done in consultation with a cross section of stakeholders in both public and private sectors.

The reviewed syllabuses comprising a five-tier certification from the previous three tier model focusses more on skills and competences 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 critical.

Dr Julius Muia, the Principal Secretary at the National Treasury and Planning, said KASNEB is setting the pace to ensure that its graduates are ready for the modern-day market. He asserted that this is the time for both the public and business community to reposition by investing in new ideas and approaches in 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 students. The National Treasury and Planning, being the parent Ministry for KASNEB, will help in facilitating government internships.

The 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.

Dr Nancy Muriuki, the Chairperson of KASNEB Board, noted that the first computer-based examinations will be rolled out in December 2021, starting with certificate examinations and thereafter extended to cover other examinations.

“As the government and the private sector embrace service delivery on digital platforms, KASNEB deliberately embarked on a paradigm shift from paper-based examinations to computer-based examinations to enhance customer experience and service delivery,” she said.

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