KNQA Council Members Urged to Prioritize Governance Standards

Stanley Kiptis, the Chairperson of the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA), has called on newly appointed council members to prioritize the highest standards of governance, transparency, and accountability. Speaking at a 4-day induction workshop in Mombasa, Kiptis emphasized the importance of upholding integrity, aligning actions with organizational values, and fulfilling legal and ethical obligations.

Key Points:

  1. Commitment to Governance Standards:
    • Kiptis urged council members to work collaboratively towards maintaining the highest standards of governance. This includes a dedication to transparency and accountability, ensuring that the actions of the council align with the principles and values of the organization.
  2. Ethical and Legal Obligations:
    • Council members were reminded of the diligence and commitment required to fulfill legal and ethical obligations. Upholding integrity in decision-making processes and organizational operations is essential for effective governance.
  3. Building on Past Leadership:
    • Acknowledging the contributions of the former council, Kiptis highlighted the importance of building upon the foundation laid by the previous leadership. The success of the new council is viewed as a collective effort, and Kiptis expressed confidence in the team’s ability to navigate challenges and seize opportunities.
  4. Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Kiptis emphasized the significance of engaging stakeholders, as the decisions made by the council impact not only internal operations but also the broader community. Involving relevant stakeholders ensures a holistic approach to decision-making.
  5. Legacy of Effective Governance:
    • The induction workshop was described as a foundational event upon which the council will build its legacy of effective governance. Kiptis sees the success of the council as a collective effort, highlighting the importance of teamwork in navigating challenges.

Towards Coordinated Education Levels:

Established in 2015, KNQA plays a crucial role in coordinating and harmonizing various levels of education in Kenya. One of its key objectives is to create a comprehensive database of all qualifications in the country. The call for upholding governance standards reflects the commitment to ensuring the authority operates with transparency and integrity.

As the new council takes on its responsibilities, the focus on ethical conduct, stakeholder engagement, and building upon past leadership’s foundation underscores the commitment to advancing the goals of KNQA for the benefit of the education sector in Kenya.


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