Quality Assurance in Educational Assessment in an Era of Rapid Change.

    Innovation in Educational Assessment
    Quality Assurance in School Assessment
    Combating Threats to the Integrity of Examination
    Continual Assessment: A Search for true scores
    New Technological Ideas for Educational Assessment
    Challenges of Assessment of Practical Oriented Subjects
    Effective Assessment of Candidates with Special Needs
    Effective Assessment of the Creative Arts.

The 33rd Annual Conference of the AEAA will be held at the plush Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra. Set in the heart of Accra's city centre, the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel stands as the largest 5 star hotel in Ghana. Located just 7 km from the Kotoka International Airport, this hotel sits on a spectacular 16 acres of landscape gardens in the business district of Accra.

 

 

Participants are invited to present papers at the 33rd AEAA Conference on the chosen theme and sub-themes. Abstracts of between 350 and 500 words should be submitted by 31st March, 2015 to the following address: info@waecgh.org.

An email confirming acceptance of your paper will be sent to you by 30th April, 2015. The full paper should be submitted by 30th June, 2015 and the power point presentation by 15th July, 2015 to aeaa33@waecgh.org.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), established by law in 1952 to conduct examinations in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries has its head quarters in Accra, Ghana. Countries that make up WAEC are The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The Ghana National Office of WAEC is hosting the AEAA for the second time, having done so in 2008

To be a world class examining body, adding value to the educational goals of its stakeholders.

Mission

To remain Africa's foremost examining body, providing qualitative and reliable educational assessment, encouraging academic and moral excellence, and promoting sustainable resource development and international co-operation

The Council conducts three categories of examinations. These are national examinations, international examinations and examinations administered on behalf of other Examining Boards.

In Ghana, the Council conducts the following examinations:

    The Basic Education Certificate Examination
    The West African Senior School Certificate Examinations for both school and private candidates
    The Business Certificate Examinations for both school and private candidates
    Customised aptitude tests for the selection of applicants for various institutions upon request
    Miscellaneous examinations on behalf of foreign professional examining bodies
    Located in West Africa along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean
    Gained independence from the United Kingdom on 6th March, 1957
    Shares common boundaries with Togo in the east, Burkina Faso in the north and Cote d'Ivoire in the west
    Capital city is Accra
    Population of about 25 million people with a panorama of cultures
    Boasts of the world's largest man-made lake, Volta Lake and is the world's 2nd largest producer of Gold
    Traversed to the east by the Greenwich Meridian
    Official language - English
    Popular local languages - Twi & Ga
    Popular local dishes - Fufu & Soup, Kenkey with Fish, Banku & Tilapia
    Traditional clothing: Kente & Batakari
    Generally temperatures are between 21 °C - 32°C.The weather at the time of the conference is expected to be warm during the day and cool in the evenings. Cotton clothing is recommended for the week

Ghana's currency is the Cedi (¢) and Pesewa (p). Foreign currency may be exchanged at any Bank or Forex Bureau in the country..

Tourist attractions in Ghana include

  • The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Greater Accra Region
  • The Independence Square
  • The Kakum National Park, Central Region
  • The Elmina Castle, Central Region
  • The Cape Coast Castle, Central Region
  • The Aburi Botanical Gardens, Eastern Region
  • The Volta Lake and Akosombo Dam, Eastern Region
  • Paga Crocodile Pond, Upper East Region.
  • Mole National Park, Northern Region

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