Head, National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr. Olu Adenipekun has been named as vice president for one year at the 36th annual conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) held in Maseru, Lesotho. He succeeds Dr. Litsabako Ntoi of the Examinations Council of Lesotho (ECOL).
The Conference, with the theme, “Reforming educational assessment: A renewed agenda” was attended by 325 delegates from 27 countries across the globe and 82 papers were presented.The Minister of Education and Training, Kingdom of Lesotho, Prof Ntoi Rapapa declared the conference open. In his keynote address, Prof Rapapa said the conference was a wake up call for assessment bodies, as the 21st century knowledge, skills and expertise requires them to critically assess their role.
The AEAA is a non-profit making organisation established in 1982 to promote and encourage cooperation amongst examining and assessment bodies in Africa, sponsor international participation in the field of educational testing and examination; commission and coordinate research projects; improve assessment, testing and examining within the individual member countries through the activities of the association among others. It is affiliated to the International Association of Educational Assessment (IAEA).
On his part, Adenipekun informed delegates that the 37th annual AEAA conference with the theme: “Innovations in educational assessment” will be hosted by WAEC, Nigeria at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Abuja from August 5th to 9th, 2019.He assured that adequate efforts are being made to ensure a successful hosting of the 37th Annual AEAA Conference and used the opportunity to invite delegates to Abuja, Nigeria.