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Daily Nation : January 27th 2014
26 | Africa News DAILY NATION Monday January 27, 2014 SUSPECT | Gaborone accused of advancing US interests KASNEB Towers, Hospital Road, Upper Hill, P O Box 41362 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel. 254-020-2712640/2712828 Cell phone numbers: 0722-201214, 0734-600624 Fax: 254-020-2712915, E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.kasneb.or.ke KASNEB MAJOR REVIEW OF EXAMINATION SYLLABUSES INVITATION TO STAKEHOLDERS TO SUBMIT VIEWS ON THE MAJOR REVIEW OF EXAMINATION SYLLABUSES 1. INTRODUCTION KASNEB is established by the Accountants Act, No.15 of 2008 and the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534. The mandate of KASNEB is the development of syllabuses, conduct of professional and technician examinations and certification of candidates in finance, accountancy, governance and management, information technology among other related disciplines; the promotion of its qualifications nationally and internationally and the accreditation of relevant training institutions. 2. NEED FOR A MAJOR REVIEW OF EXAMINATION SYLLABUSES The policy of KASNEB is to regularly review the syllabuses in line with the changing market environment. The current examination syllabuses were implemented with effect from 1 July 2009 following a major review of the syllabuses. A mid-term review of the syllabuses was undertaken in the 2011/ 2012 financial year and implemented effective from 1 July 2012. The current major review of syllabuses has been necessitated by the following factors, among others: (a) Global trends in education and training in the areas of finance, accountancy, governance and management, information technology and related disciplines. (b) The implementation of the devolved government structure and the resultant need to provide the requisite human resource capacity in the areas examined by KASNEB. (c) Feedback received from various stakeholders including training institutions, trainers and students. (d) Changes in the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards, International Standards on Auditing, International Education Standards and other generally accepted International Standards especially with regard to the examination content in accounting related papers. (e) The expanded market for the qualifications of KASNEB regionally and globally. (f) Other recent developments in the fields of governance and management, ICT, investment and securities, credit management and related disciplines. The revised syllabuses are planned for implementation from 1 January 2015 and be examined for the first time in the May/June 2015 sitting. 3. STAKEHOLDERS’ VIEWS We invite trainers, students, employers in both public and private sectors, professional institutes, parents, sponsors, guardians and other stakeholders to submit their views and suggestions on the current syllabuses, rules, regulations, policies and any other matters thereof by post, email or telephone. The views may be in relation to any or all of the syllabuses for the professional and technician examinations of KASNEB, as listed below: (a) Professional Examinations (i) Certified Public Accountants (CPA) (ii) Certified Public Secretaries (CPS) (iii) Certified Information Communication Technologists (CICT) (iv) Certified Securities and Investment Analysts (CSIA) (v) Certified Credit Professionals (CCP) (b) Technician Examinations (i) Accounting Technicians Certificate (ATC) (ii) Information Communication Technology Technicians (ICTT) (iii) Investment and Securities Technicians (IST) (iv) Credit Management Technicians (CMT) 4. SUBMISSION OF VIEWS Written memoranda on the review of the syllabuses should be sent to the Secretary and Chief Executive through one or more of the following modes: (a) E-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (b) Fax No: (020) 2712915 (c) P O Box 41362 - 00100, NAIROBI or (d) Delivered to KASNEB Towers, off Hospital Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi. Written memoranda should reach KASNEB on or before Friday, 28 February 2014. SECRETARY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE Monday, 27 January 2014 Providing globally competitive professionals BRIEFLY BANGUI New Central Africa leaders buckle down to stop atrocities Gunfire rang out in the capital of the Cen- tral African Republic on Sunday, heaping pressure on new interim authorities drawing up a strategy to end months of inter-religious bloodshed. Sporadic shooting, looting and violence continued in the centre of Bangui, where businesses are mostly Muslim-owned and clashes raged between young Muslims and Christian militia known as “anti-balaka” (anti-machete). The appointment of new interim President Catherine Samba Panza on Thursday has not quelled the violence. (AFP) TUNIS Tunisia to vote on charter, new cabinet awaited Lawmakers were to vote on Sunday on a new constitution, three years after Tunisia’s revolution, with the premier-designate to unveil his cabinet on a landmark day for the Arab Spring’s birthplace. Mehdi Jomaa was again asked by President Moncef Marzouki to form a government to steer Tunisia out of crisis, after failing to muster sufficient political consensus to do so on Saturday. “The president has once again placed his trust in me and tasked me with forming the government” within 15 days’’ he said. (AFP) PHOTO | AFP A Zimbabwean, wearing a tee-shirt and a poster bearing a portrait of Robert Mugabe, salutes the President during his swearing-in ceremony on August 22, 2013 at the 60,000-seater National Sports Stadium in Harare. Khama insists Mugabe’s poll victory was not fair Botswana called for an audit of the elections but had no support in SADC BY KITSEPILE NYATHI NATION CORRESPONDENT HARARE, Sunday ticipate in Southern African Development Community (SADC) election observer missions citing the manner the regional body handled Zimbabwe’s disputed elections last year. Zimbabwe state media B quoted Botswana President Ian Khama saying his country was not happy with SADC’s endorsement of President Robert Mugabe’s reelection despite evidence of irregularities. Botswana last year called for an audit of the elections that saw the veteran ruler and his Zanu PF winning by a landslide. However, President Khama did not get any support from his regional peers and SADC endorsed the vote at a summit held in Malawi last August. otswana has reportedly indicated it would no longer par- “I want to correct the word fairness . . . the SADC observer statement said the elections were free and peaceful, they never used the word fair . . . that’s why we asked for an audit of the Zimbabwe election,” the Botswana leader was quoted by the Sunday Mail saying today. “SADC has set itself guidelines for the conduct of free and fair elections and, therefore, it’s incumbent on all of us in SADC to conform 80 Number of observers sent to those set of guidelines and if there is a breach of those guidelines then we have to say, ‘Fine, we have breached these guidelines; what now happens? “What do we do about it?’ And in Zimbabwe, we sent 80 plus or so observers and almost every one of them said there were irregularities in that election, and there were. I am convinced of it,” he added. He said Botswana still wanted to see the guidelines being respected and Zimbabwe’s issue resolved. “So, the point was just to say that we must fix the problem because if the guidelines were violated and you create that precedent in Zimbabwe, then it means the next election, because Zimbabwe is gonna have elections again, they are likely to repeat the same irregularities,” he said. The outspoken Botswana leader said he did not care that he was going against the grain after other regional leaders endorsed the elections. “I am very comfortable, I would sleep better at night knowing that I have taken that stance,” he said. President Mugabe and his Botswana counterpart have clashed on several issues. Zanu PF accuses Gabo- rone of advancing United States interests in the region. Former Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai who lost for the third time against President Mugabe in last year’s elections on Friday repeated his calls for fresh elections saying the country’s was edging towards a deeper economic and political crisis.
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