The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is set to host the 37th annual conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA).
Mr. Olu Adenipekun, the examination council’s Head of National Office, made this known in an interview with pressmen on Saturday in Lagos.
According to Adenipekun, the conference which is themed “Innovations in Educational Assessment”, is to hold from August 4 – 8, 2019 and will feature new developments in the area of educational assessment and standards, as well as assessment of candidates.
“We are happy to state here that preparations for the upcoming conference in Abuja are in top gear and have reached an advanced stage.
“This year, Nigeria will be hosting the annual conference which was hosted last by Lesotho in 2018. The association is a continental body for assessors, examination bodies, institutes and Faculties of Education and Universities are also represented in it.
“We meet once in a year where we bring to the fore, situations in areas of educational assessment across the world. Like you may know, the last conference was hosted by Lesotho, where Nigeria was given the hosting right and elected as the Vice President of the conference,” Adenipekun stated.
He also noted that participants would want to see the things required to ensure that assessment and standards in education and other key areas are up-to-date, remain valid and ensure that its integrity was intact, adding that teachers would be given national recognition at the conference.
“Honestly speaking, I try to ask myself whether these teachers that share their knowledge with others can be adequately rewarded with cash. But there is one thing that comes with it, which is the inner joy of impacting lives,” he stated.