By Mariam Sanni, Abuja
The Head of Nigeria National Office, West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr Olu Adenipekun, has emerged the Vice President of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA).
He was elected for one yearterm during the 36th Annual Conference of the AEAA held in Maseru, Lesotho as successor to Dr Litsabako Ntoi of the Examinations Council of Lesotho (ECOL).
The conference, which had as theme, “Reforming educational assessment: A renewed agenda”, had 325 delegates from 27 countries in attendance.
Eighty-two papers were presented at the conference opened by the Minister of Education and Training of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Prof Ntoi Rapapa.
In his keynote address, Rapapa said the theme was a wake-up call for assessment bodies, as the 21st century knowledge, skills and expertise requires them to review their role. He added that the need to integrate technology into assessment combined with the broadening array of candidates the assessment bodies have to cater for, have necessitated the introduction of new dimensions to the mandate of these bodies.