Timothy Mbindo

Head of Department

The polytechnic examination office is mandated to coordinate the administration and management of all examinations both external and internal. .The office ensures that the conduct of external examination is beyond reproach and quality of the internal examinations is unquestionable so as to promote the mental
health of the students, develop their academic potential and nurture them to be analytical thinkers as they prepare for the external examinations. Internal examinations comprise of; Assignments, Continuous Assessment Tests (CATS), end of term and end of stage examinations. External examinations are those offered by external examining bodies at the end of every module. About 90% of our programmes are externally examined. The polytechnic engages highly recognized examination bodies. Currently, our programmes are examined by the following examining bodies:

  • KNEC – Kenya National Examination Council
  • KASNEB – Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board
  • ICM – Institute of commercial Management
  • NITA – National Industrial Training Authority
  • MMUST- Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

In order therefore to prepare our students well , the Polytechnic examination office is committed to ensure that the institution provides quality examinations that continually meets and exceeds customer expectations through effective setting and moderation procedures. To achieve this we commit to:

  1. Continually assess, review and improve our internal processes to ensure that the quality of the examinations meet the customers’ requirements
  2. Liaise with the top management to provide adequate resources for effective examinations
  3. Comply with relevant statutory and regulatory requirements in discharging our mandate
  4. To increase customer satisfaction level by improving service delivery
  5. To bring on board more examination bodies both external and local
  6. Uphold the core values, namely:
    • Integrity
    • Professionalism
    • Equal opportunity
    • Teamwork

The examination office is managed by the following officers:

  • Examination Officer
  • Deputy Examination Officer
  • Internal Examination Coordinator
  • Examination Secretary