WAEC gets new head
The Head of the National Examination Administration Department (NEAD) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mrs Wendy Enyonam Addy-Lamptey, has assumed office as the new Head of the Ghana National Office of the council. She takes over from Very Rev. Dr Samuel Nii Nmai Ollennu who has proceeded on statutory retirement. Mrs Addy-Lamptey brings to the position 25 years of experience in assessment.
Mrs Addy-Lamptey had her secondary education at Labone Senior High School and Mfantsiman Girls’ SHS.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Cape Coast; a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Agriculture and a Diploma in Education from the same university. She also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
She taught at the Accra Teacher Training College, currently known as the Accra College of Education, before joining WAEC in 1993 as subject officer for Agriculture in the Test Development Division.
After spending a considerable number of years in the Test Development Division, she was posted to the Test Administration Division, where she rose through the ranks to the position of the Head of the NEAD, a position she held until her recent elevation.
The NEAD is responsible for administering the Basic Education Certificate Examination, the examination with the largest number of candidates.
Mrs Addy-Lamptey has attended numerous courses in assessment such as the International Study Programme on Public Examinations Development and Administration organised by Cambridge Assessment, UK, and a Workshop in Educational Measurement and Evaluation held by the University of Benin, Nigeria.
She has written and presented a number of papers on assessment at international conferences.
Her area of interest is the provision of appropriate access arrangements for candidates with special needs.
Her vision is to, among others, position WAEC as an institution which maximises the use of information technology to enhance service delivery and exceed the expectations of its stakeholders.
She is determined to put in more structures to empower staff and other actors to reduce examination malpractice to the barest minimum.
‘Zero tolerance for examination malpractice’ is her mantra.
Mrs Addy-Lamptey is married with two children.