The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the appointment of Pateh Bah as the new Registrar.
Mr Bah, from The Gambia, succeeded Dr Iyi Uwadiae whose tenure ended on 1st October, 2019.
A statement by the Council’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr John Aduloju noted that Bah’s tenure is to last till September 2024.
The graduate of Commerce from Pune University, Maharashtra, India, worked in the public sector in education, sports and culture in Banjul before joining WAEC in October 1991.
In 2002, his appointment as Personal Assistant to the Registrar/CEO led to his transfer to Accra, headquarters of WAEC, where he rose to the rank of Principal Assistant Registrar in 2010 before he went back to The Gambia, on request of WAEC board of directors, to Head the country’s National Office.
Bah was The Gambia HNO for nine years between 2010 and 2019 – two of which was in acting capacity.
The statement noted that Bah, who was ratified as Registrar since March 2019, has wide experience in education, quality assurance, technical training.
“Bah’s appointment as Registrar was ratified by Council – the International Governing Board of WAEC – at its 67th Annual Meeting held in Freetown, Sierra Leone in March 2019,” the statement noted.
“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) where is also currently the Treasurer of the Association.
The registrar is member representing Africa on the Board of Trustees of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA).
Mr Bah is married and has children.