WAEC boss emerges president of Association of Educational Assessment in Africa

Funmi Lawrence

 

Mr Ola Adenipekun, Head of Nigeria National Office, West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has emerged as president of the Association of Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) for a period of one year.

 

The appointment was handed over to him in Abuja on Friday at the closing of the 37th Conference of the AEAA.

 

Adenipekun would chair the 38th edition of the conference which would take place in Kenya in 2020.

 

A communique signed by the outgoing AEAA president, Dr Litsabako Ntoi and issued to newsmen called on examining bodies to endeavour to embrace ICT based innovative approaches in their operations and assessment practices.

 

The communique urged that the association should strengthen its capacity building programme to support the upcoming innovative approaches in member countriehusband my job.

 

It called on educators and assessment experts to consider reviewing the current ways of teaching, learning and assessment to ensure that meaningful learning takes place to counter the scourge of examination malpractices.

 

It was resolved that educational and examining organisations must consider exploring, developing, adapting and or adopting various ICTs ybased solutions to promote meaningful teaching and learning while enhancubgvybning their integrity, efficiency and effectiveness.

 

“Innovations in assessment and education should be driven by research findings.

 

” Therefore, education and assessment institutions must consider establishing well-resourced research units that will use appropriate methodologies, suitable statistical and qualitative analyses and provide information to support innovations.”

 

According to reports the 2019 edition of the conference hosted 339 delegates from 28 countries across the globe in Abuja, Nigeria.

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