The Governing Board of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has elected Professor Ato Essuman from Ghana as the chairman of the sub-regional organisation.
Professor Essuman emerged the 20th chairman from the 69th Annual Meeting of the Governing Board, succeeding Mr. Baboucarr Bouy from The Gambia, who was elected in March 2018.
Essuman’s tenure is 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 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, Mr. Abiodun Aduloju, the 69th meeting, which held online from March 22 – 26, 2021, was declared open by the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Council meets once each year and the meeting is hosted in rotation by the five member countries including: 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.