The Head of Nigeria National Office of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), Ola Adenipekun, has been appointed as President of the Association of Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) for a period of one year.
According to findings made available to schoolworld, the appointment was announced in Abuja on Friday at the closing of the 37th Conference of the AEAA.
The WAEC boss will chair the 38th edition of the conference which is scheduled to hold in Kenya in 2020.
A statement signed by Dr. Litsabako Ntoi, outgoing AEAA President, called on examining bodies to embrace ICT based innovative approaches in their operations and assessment practices.
The statement urged the association to strengthen its capacity building programme to support the upcoming innovative approaches in member countries.
It also called on educators and assessment experts to consider reviewing the current ways of taching, learning and assessment to ensure that meaningful learning took plave to counter the scourge of examination malpractices.
“Innovations in assessment and education should be driven by research findings. Therefor, 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 statement explained.