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The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has appointed Mr. Pateh Bah as its new Registrar/Chief Executive Officer for a five-year tenure.

Bah, from The Gambia, begins his tenure in October 2019 till September 2024.

He succeeds Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, from Nigeria who retired last September. 

Mr. Pateh Bah is a graduate of Pune University, Maharashtra, India from where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1997.

He also holds various postgraduate and professional qualifications from other institutions in India and the UK.

Mr. Bah worked briefly with the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Banjul, The Gambia from 1990 to 1991 before he joined the service of WAEC at its Gambia National Office on October 9, 1991. In 2002, he was appointed as Personal Assistant to the Registrar/CEO and he consequently, relocated to the Council’s Headquarters in Accra,

He diligently and successfully served as Personal Assistant to two successive Registrars.

Based on a special request by the Board of Directors of the Gambia Office of WAEC – The Gambia Administrative and Finance Committee – Mr. Pateh Bah was deployed in June 2010 to temporarily take charge of the Gambia National Office when its headship fell vacant.

Mr. Pateh Bah is married and has children.

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