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For Immediate Release: 3 February 2011
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Pearson VUE Witnesses Annual Increase of 33% in Computer-Based Testing Across Africa

London, U.K., February 3, 2011 — Pearson VUE, the leader in computer-based testing, has announced an increase of 33% in the number of exams delivered via its extensive network of test centres across Africa in 2010.

The Pearson plc business also grew its test centre network across the continent last year by 20% and increased its catalogue of exams by 19% from 2009. With centres located in many major African cities and regions, each of which having a growing appreciation for computer-based testing, Pearson VUE has continued to provide candidates with the most comprehensive e-assessment service in the world. Each centre is highly secure and features sophisticated technology, while staff are on hand to ensure an invigilated assessment environment.

Pearson VUE’s ability to deliver assessment in Arabic, English and French enables thousands of candidates to benefit from accessible testing every year. The solutions provided by Pearson VUE allow candidates to enter industries, businesses to ascertain the skills possessed by their staff, and educational establishments to understand the competencies of applicants.

In 2010, Pearson VUE delivered over seven million tests worldwide.

Ishal Haripersad, Managing Director of KIB College, South Africa — a Pearson VUE Authorised Test Centre — said:

“We are very pleased with the quality and flexibility of the service provided by Pearson VUE and the consistently professional manner in which it does business. We have recommended Pearson VUE to many other organisations and institutions, based on the excellent service which it provides. We look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.”

Suzana Lopes, Pearson VUE, VP EMEA Sales and Marketing, added:

“Our continued progress in Africa, coupled with our ability to utilise resources from fellow Pearson businesses, has allowed us to help many skilled and qualified professionals to enter marketplaces. We look forward to assisting more individuals and adding to our network of centres in a continent which has become increasingly aware of the value of computer-based testing.”

If you would like to become a Pearson VUE Authorised Test Centre in Africa or any other part of the world, or would like your computer-based test to be delivered by the industry leader, please contact VUEmarketing@pearson.com.

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.co.uk) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centres in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

Last updated 2011-02-03