Mr Pateh Bah, WAEC Registrar
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has appointed Mr Pateh Bah, from Gambia, as its new Registrar/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a five-year tenure.
Bah succeeds Dr Iyi Uwadiae, a Nigerian whose tenure ended 30 September. Dr Uwadiae served in the Council for seven years. His tenure began 2012 and ended September 30, 2019.
In a release, the Director of Public Affairs, WAEC Headquarters, Accra, Ghana, Mr Abiodun Aduloju said the appointment of Bah took effect from October 2019 and will end September 2024.
Bah 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.
The new registrar worked briefly with the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Banjul, The Gambia from 1990 to 1991 before joining the service of WAEC at its Gambia National Office on October 9, 1991.
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Mr Abiodun Aduloju said: “Bah 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.
“Mr Bah has made appreciable contribution to the development of education. He was a member of the Governing Boards of the Gambia Technical Training Institute and the Gambia National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority.
“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).