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WAEC appoints new registrar

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has appointed a new registrar\CEO for the organisation.

He is Mr Pateh Bah, from The Gambia.

Mr Bah, who graduated with Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1997 from Pune University, Maharashtra, India, succeded Dr Iyi Uwadiae, a Nigerian, for a five- year single term as applicable for the position.

The Head of Public Affairs Unit of the examination body in Nigeria, Mr Damianus Ojijeogu, confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday.

According to him, the new registrar who had already assumed office since October 1, worked with the Gambia’s Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture for one year before joining the service of WAEC at its Gambia National Office in 1991.

He rose through the ranks to become the substantive head of the national office of WAEC Gambia from October 2012 to September 2019 where he assumed the current office as the 13th registrar to the council.

He said his appointment was ratified by the International Governing Board of WAEC at its 67th annual meeting held in Freetown, Sierra Leone in March this year.

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