The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has appointed Mr Pateh Bah as its new Registrar/Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The examination body disclosed this in a statement on Thursday by its Director of Public Affairs, Mr Abiodun Aduloju.
According to the statement, the appointment was ratified by the International Governing Board of WAEC at its 67th Annual Meeting held in Freetown, Sierra Leone in March 2019. Bah from the Gambia succeeds Dr Iyi Uwadiae from Nigeria and is appointed for a five-year tenure from October 2019 to September 2024. He is a graduate of Pune University, Maharashtra in India from where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1997.
The new WAEC boss also holds various postgraduate and professional qualifications from other institutions in India and the United Kingdom. He worked briefly with the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Banjul, The Gambia from 1990 to 1991 before he joined the service of WAEC at the Gambia National Office on October 9, 1991.
In 2002, Bah was appointed as Personal Assistant to the Registrar/CEO after which he relocated to the Council’s headquarters in Accra, Ghana.