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Sh3b Mitihani House Opened After Three Decades Of Construction

Sh3b Mitihani House Opened After Three Decades Of Construction

The National Examinations Council is set to relocate to a multi-billion shilling building that has been under construction for more than three decades.

Today, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha will preside over the grand opening of the cutting-edge Mitihani House in Nairobi’s South C.

Mitihani House was listed as a stalled project by the Ministry of Education in 2020. It was the longest-running project at the time, when the ministry was sagging under the weight of Sh200.7 billion in unfinished business.

According to an analysis of capital project performance from 2016/17 to 2018/19 fiscal years, the building was supposed to cost Sh2.67 billion.

The project, which began in 1985, was still under construction, with completion dates pushed back to 2022.

More than three decades later, in 2020, Sh2.3 billion had been spent on the project, with an 87 percent completion rate.

Magoha will officially launch the house, which is expected to cost around Sh3 billion, nearly 37 years later.

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) informed stakeholders via a flyer that the office had relocated to South C.

“This is to inform our esteemed customers and stakeholders that we have moved to Knec head office and all our services to the New Mtihani House, Popo Road, South C,” reads the poster.

“The Kenya National Examinations Council shall commission the council’s head office located in Mitihani House South C on Friday, at 10am,” according to a statement from Magoha’s office. Prof George Magoha, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, will be the Chief Guest.”

Knec CEO David Njengere issued another statement through the agency’s communication office.

Previous council chief executives had mentioned how difficult it was to manage examinations because Knec operated from multiple locations.

The council operated from six different locations throughout the city, paying up to Sh60 million in monthly rent.

During the examination, Knec was reportedly unable to control some of the processes.

The change is now expected to lower the cost of printing examinations, reduce security risks, and improve examination confidentiality.

Knec has long operated two examination administration bases, one on Dennis Pritt Road in Nairobi, where primary and secondary school national examinations are released annually.

Another office can be found in the Industrial Area.


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It was revealed that previous tests were conducted at the National Bank Building in the city center, and another office is located in the National Housing Corporation building, which also served as the council’s headquarters.

Knec had previously had offices in the Ex-Telecom building.

The new structure was designed to house the entire council secretariat as well as a complex where all council examination papers would be printed.

Sh3b Mitihani House Opened After Three Decades Of Construction

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