The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Thursday announced the appointment of The Gambian, Pateh Bah, as its new Registrar/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a five-year tenure.
Concise News reports that Bah’s appointment followed the expiration of the tenure of Nigerian, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, whose tenure elapsed on 30 September this year.
According to a statement from Abiodun Aduloju, Director of Public Affairs at WAEC Headquarters, Accra, Ghana, Bah’s appointment runs from October 2019 to September 2024.
The new WAEC registrar is a graduate of Pune University, Maharashtra, India, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1997.
He also holds various postgraduate and professional qualifications from other institutions in India and the UK.
Bah worked briefly with the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture in Banjul, the Gambia, from 1990 to 1991, before joining the service of WAEC at its Gambia National Office on 9 October, 1991.
“His appointment to the position of the 13th Registrar was ratified by the Council – the International Governing Board of WAEC – at its 67th annual meeting held in Freetown, Sierra Leone in March 2019,” the statement read.
“He has served as Chairman, Audit Committee of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) and also currently the treasurer of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA).”