WAEC gets new Head of National Office


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has appointed Dr. Amos Dangut as its new Head of National Office (HNO).

Until his appointment as council’s head, he was the Deputy Registrar of the office of the HNO.

His appointment came on the heels of the expiration of the tenure of the council’s immediate past HNO, Mr Patrick Areghan.

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The appointment is contained in a statement by Mrs Moyosola Adesina, Acting Head, Public Affairs, WAEC, issued to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.

NAN reports that Areghan, who bowed out of office on Oct. 1, came on board as HNO on March 5, 2020.

Adesina said he joined the council in 1998 as an Assistant Registrar (AR) II and rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Registrar in April 2018.

She said that Dangut won the Nigeria Examinations Committee’s (NEC) commendation for transparent conduct of examination between 2000 and 2006.

“He served as an Assistant Registrar/Subject Officer of Examinations Security and Deputy to the branch Controller, Uyo office, between January.

“2005 and January 2008, Senior Assistant Registrar/Head of Examinations Security and Deputy to the branch Controller, Bauchi office between January 2008 to December 2011.

“Dangut was also Senior Assistant Registrar/Branch Controller Yola office, between December 2011 to January 2019 and Deputy Registrar/Controller Post Examinations Department between January 2019 to October 2020.

“He was also the Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator, Ikeja Zonal Office,” she said.

According to her, for the past 25 years, the newly appointed HNO leveraged Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to innovatively improve processes in Test Development, Test Administration and Post Test Activities.

She added that Dangut, an astute scholar with various educational publications in international and national journals, had also presented numerous keynotes and other papers at international and national conferences/fora.

The appointee, according to Adesina, is an active member of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) and the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).


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