WAEC boss Adenipekun gets new appointment as president of Association of Educational Assessment in Africa

– A Nigerian Olutise Isaac Adenipekun has been appointed as president of the Association of Educational Assessment in Africa

– The conference hosted 339 delegates from 28 countries across the globe in Abuja

– The appointment is to last one year as he is expected to chair the association’s 2020 conference

The head of Nigeria national office of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), Olutise Isaac Adenipekun, has been appointed as president of the Association of Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) for a period of one year.

The appointment of Adenipekun was announced in Abuja on Friday, August 9, at the closing of the 37th Conference of the AEAA.

The WAEC boss is expected to chair the 38th edition of the conference which is billed to hold in Kenya in 2020.

The outgoing AEAA president Dr Litsabako Ntoi called on examination bodies to embrace ICT based innovative approaches in their operations and assessment practices in a communique.

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The communique admonished the association to strengthen its capacity building programme to support the upcoming innovative approaches in member countries.

WAEC boss Adenipekun emerges president of Association of Educational Assessment in Africa

WAEC boss Olutise Isaac Adenipekun emerges president of Association of Educational Assessment in Africa
Source: UGC

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

“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 analysis and provide information to support innovations.”

The 2019 edition of the conference which was held in Abuja have hosted 339 delegates from 28 countries across the globe.

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