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WAEC Gets New Head Of National Office | Citizen NewsNG  

ByCitizen NewsNG

Oct 2, 2023



The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has appointed Dr Amos Josiah Dangut as the Head of the Nigeria National Office. Prior to his appointment, he was the Deputy Registrar HNO’s Office.
He succeeds Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan,whose tenure ended October 1.
This was contained in a statement by Acting Head of Public Affairs, Moyosola Adesina.
Dangut was born on October 2, 1967, in Mbar District of Bokkos Local Government Area of 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 Bachelor of Agriculture in Animal Production in 1991.
He got Master of Science in Animal Science in April 1994 at the University of Ibadan while he did his PhD in Animal Science in 2017 at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He got another Master of Education (Administration and Planning) in 2020 from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
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Dangut joined WAEC in 1998 as an Assistant Registrar (AR) II. He rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Registrar in April 2018. He 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, 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.
Dangut has various educational publications in international and national journals. He has also presented numerous keynotes and other papers at international and national conferences. He is an active member of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) and the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).


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