By Elizabeth Uwandu
The Head of Nigeria National Office, West Africa Examination Council, WAEC, Mr Olu Adenipekun has assured the global delegates attending the 37th annual conference of the Association for Education Assessment Africa, AEAA, set to hold in Abuja, of safety during the event.
Adenipekun at a media briefing held at the WAEC national headquarters in Yaba, Lagos, explained that the conference themed, ” Innovations in Educational Assessment, ” scheduled to start from Monday, August 5, to Friday, August 9, 2019, will specifically place focus on the leverage of technological innovations in the conduct of public examinations.
He added that the programme will be declared opened by the Minister of Education.
According to him, “Seeing the enormous role WAEC Nigeria is playing in the education sector, the AEAA conference will be an avenue for us to market us positively to the world. This is as the issue of security has been handled, is also being handled and it will continue to be handled.”, He said.
Stating that the conference will feature delegates from 25 countries in Africa, including South Sudan, and Georgia, and delegates from other parts of the world, the WAEC Nigeria National chairman noted that aside having five keynote speakers with over 95 presentations, “One thing I am sure that will be brought to fore in this conference is the place of technology in education.
“Presentations from organizations, experts outside and within Nigeria, I can say will leverage on technology improvement and innovations that will have positive impacts on education in Nigeria.
“We are expecting many more issues to be brought on board, among which is how we can leverage on technology in the conduct of public examinations in the country to ensure that integrity of our body is not compromised by the negative use of technology.” He said.
AEAA is a non-profit making organisation established in 1982 to promote cooperation among examination and assessment bodies in Africa.