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Breaking: Dangut Appointed Head of WAEC Nigeria

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the appointment of Dr. Amos Josiah Dangut as the new Head of the Nigeria National Office. Dr. Dangut will be taking over from Patrick Areghan, whose tenure is set to conclude this month.

Dr. Dangut’s journey within WAEC has been marked by dedication and commitment. He began his career with the organization in 1998 as an Assistant Registrar II and steadily climbed the ranks to reach the position of Deputy Registrar in April 2018.

One remarkable achievement in Dr. Dangut’s career is his commendation by the Nigeria Examinations Committee for his transparent conduct of examinations between 2000 and 2006.

It states in part, “He served as an Assistant Registrar/Subject Officer, Test Development Division, WAEC, Lagos (July 1998 – January 2005); Senior Assistant Registrar/Head of Examinations Security and Deputy to the Branch Controller, Uyo Branch Office (January 2005 – January 2008); Senior Assistant Registrar/Head of Examinations Security and Deputy to the Branch Controller, Bauchi Branch Office (January 2008 – December 2011); Senior Assistant Registrar/Branch Controller, Yola Branch office (December 2011 – January 2019); Deputy Registrar/Controller, Post Examinations Department (January 2019 – October, 2020); Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator, Ikeja Zonal Office.”

His profile read further, “Dangut was born on October 2, 1967, in Mbar District of Bokkos Local Government Area, Plateau State. He attended Government Secondary School, Riyom (1981 to 1983) and Government Science School, Kuru (1983 to 1986), where he obtained his WASC/SC in 1986), both in Plateau State; from there, he proceeded to the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, where he bagged the award of Bachelor of Agriculture in Animal Production in 1991.”

The statement added, “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.”

The appointment of Dr. Amos Josiah Dangut is expected to bring fresh leadership and direction to WAEC’s operations in Nigeria.

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