WAEC elects Professor Essuman from Ghana as new chairman

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Professor Ato Essuman from Ghana has been elected as the new Chairman of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

The Governing Board of the sub-regional organization elected Professor Essuman as the 20th chairmn during the body’s 69th Annual Meeting of the board

Essuman who succeeded Baboucarr Bouy from The Gambia will be in the position for a period of three years from March 2021 to March 2024 in line with the Council’s Convention.

The Head of the Ghana Delegation, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, was elected Vice-Chairman of the Council for the period of one year from March 2021 to March 2022.

According to a statement issued by WAEC Head of Public Affairs in Ghana, Abiodun Aduloju, the 69th meeting, which held online from March 22 – 26, 2021, was declared open by the President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo.

In his keynote address, President Akufo-Addo described WAEC as a dominant institution in the West African sub-region, which had consistently produced leaders in various fields of endeavor and a workforce to drive the economy.

He commended WAEC for regularly generating reports and statistics to guide the member countries in policy formulation and implementation.

He also congratulated the Council on the successful execution of its mandate in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Council meets once each year and the meeting is hosted in rotation by the five-member countries of The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The 68th Meeting, which was originally scheduled for March 23 to 27, 2020 in Monrovia, Liberia, but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was successfully held online from March 1 to 4, 2021.

The 70th Meeting will be hosted by Nigeria in March 2022.



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