Host Country

The 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) will be held In Abuja, the Capital City of Nigeria from 5th to 9th August, 2019. Abuja is located in the centre of the Federal Republic of Nigeria within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It is a planned city and was built in the 1980s, replacing the country's most populous city of Lagos as the Capital on 12th December, 1991.

Abuja's geography is defined by two major rocks: Aso Rock and Zuma Rock. Aso Rock is a 400-metre (1,300 ft) monolith left by water erosion. The Presidential Villa, National Assembly Complex, Supreme Court Building and much of the city extend to the south of the rock. Zuma Rock, a 792-metre (2,598 ft) monolith, lies just north of the city on the expressway to Kaduna.


The West African Examinations Council is Africa's foremost examining board established by law in 1952 to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English speaking West African countries, to conduct examinations and award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.

By this mandate, the Council is expected to:

  • assist in the development of sound education;
  • ensure that educational standards are maintained; and
  • give the people of West Africa a vision of the great potential which lie beyond examinations.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC)


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


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