The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the appointment of Pateh Bah as the new registrar.
Mr. Bah from Gambia succeeded Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, whose term ended on 1 October 2019.
In a statement by the Council's Public Affairs Director John Aduloju stated that Bah's term of office should last until September 2024.
The graduate of commerce at Pune University, Maharashtra, India, worked in the public education, sports and culture sector in Banjul, before joining the WAEC in October 1991.
In 2002, his appointment as Registrars / CEO Personal Assistant led to his transfer to Accra, the headquarters of WAEC, where he became Principal Assistant Registrar in 2010 before returning to the National Office at the request of the WAEC Board of Gambia directors of the country.
Bah has been The Gambia ENT for nine years between 2010 and 2019 – including two years as an actor.
The statement stated that Bah, who has been admitted as Registrar since March 2019, has extensive experience in training, quality assurance and technical education.
"Bah's appointment as Chancellor was confirmed by the Council – the WAEC International Board – at its 67th Annual Meeting in March 2019 in Freetown, Sierra Leone," the statement said.
"Mr. Bah has made a significant contribution to the development of education."
He was a board member of the Gambia Technical Training Institute and the Gambia National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority.
He has chaired the Audit Committee of the International Association for the Evaluation of Education (IAEA), where he is currently the treasurer of the association.
The Registrar is a member of the African Mission on the Board of Trustees of the International Association for the Evaluation of Education (IAEA).
Mr. Bah is married and has children.
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