- The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday, September 2, appointed Dr. Amos Josiah Dangut, as the Head of the Nigeria National Office
- Dangut succeeds Patrick Areghan, who was appointed in March 2020 and whose tenure ends in October 2023
- WAEC is an examination board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in English-speaking West African countries
Dangut succeeds Patrick Areghan, whose tenure ends in October, The Punch reported.
WAEC gets new boss
A statement by WAEC on Monday, October 2, revealed that Dangut, until his appointment was the Deputy Registrar/HNO’s office.
The statement stated that he joined the service of WAEC in 1998 as an Assistant Registrar II and rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Registrar in April 2018.
WAEC's statement partly reads:
“For the past 25 years, he has leveraged Information and Communications Technology to innovatively improve processes in Test Development, Test Administration and Post Test Activities.
“Dangut is an astute scholar with various educational publications in international and national journals. He has also presented numerous keynotes and other papers at international and national conferences/fora.“
According to The Nation newspaper, Dangut has various educational publications in international and national journals.
He has also presented numerous keynotes and other papers at international and national conferences.
He is an active member of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) and the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).
WAEC speaks on ‘outstanding’ results
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that WAEC said it was working to resolve the cases of candidates with outstanding results in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The examination body stated that those with withheld results would know their fate after its Nigerian Examination Commission (NEC) meeting.
The NEC is WAEC's highest decision-making organ on examination-related matters.
WAEC extends registration for WASSCE private candidates
Legit.ng also reported that WAEC extended registration deadline for the WASSCE for private candidates.
In a recent social media post, WAEC asked prospective candidates to obtain their registration PINs on or before the closing date.