The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. The country covers 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi) and is the world's 48th largest country by area. It has a population of more than 47.6 million in the 2019 census,Kenya is the 27th most populous country in the world..

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), also referred to as the Council, is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Education, established in 1980 under an Act of Parliament, namely the Kenya National Examinations Council Act Chapter 225A of 1980. This Act was repealed in 2012 and replaced with the Kenya National Examinations Council Act No.29 of 2012. The Act empowers KNEC to undertake test development, administer and certify examinations and assessments at both school and post-school levels.

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