The West African Examination Council, (WAEC) is set to host the annual conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa. AEAA.
The conference which is in its 37th edition will hold from Monday August 5th to 9th, 2019 at the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja with the theme “Innovation in Educational Assessment”.
The Association for Educational Assessment in Africa, AEAA is a non-profit making organisation established in 1982 to promote co-operation amongst examining and assessment bodies in Africa, encourage relevant examining and assessment activities among members.
Speaking at a pre-press conference in Lagos, the Head of National Office, HNO, WAEC, Mr. Olu Adenipekun said the association is also to share experience and knowledge on issues of educational evaluation and assessment, sponsor international participation in the field of educational testing and assessment within the individual members countries among other objectives.
“The association was born out of what was then known as the sub-regional conference for Heads of institutions responsible for educational assessment in Eastern and Southern Africa.
“it should be recalled that the 35th Annual conference of AEAA in Kampala, Uganda in August, 2017 the rights to host the 37th edition of the conference was given to WAEC, Nigeria and since then, preparations for the conference have been in top gear as the local organizing committee for the conference, swung into action to ensure that the conference delegates from Africa and beyond have an eventful period in Nigeria.
The conference according to him will be declared open by the Minister of Education and there will be presentations of academic papers from keynote speakers, paper presentation in plenary sessions, four parallel sessions and breakout sessions.
On security, Adenipekun said the Council with the support of their partners, friends of council and other organisations and institutions in Nigeria has put in place, necessary arrangements to ensure a successful hosting of the conference.
Over 400 delegates from around the world are expected to attend the weeklong conference and on Friday, August 9, during the closing ceremony, the HNO, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, will be handed the baton of leadership of the association as president during an investiture.