AFTER announcing the release
of results of the May/June West
African Senior School Certificate
Examination (Wa. ssCE), the
Head of Nigerian National Office
(HNO) of the West African
Examinations Council (WAEC),
Dr Iyi Uwadiae bows out of
service and named Mr Charleston
Egurido as his successsor.
Eguridu, currently the Senior
Deputy Registrar/Head,
International Examinations
Department of WAEC
International, Ghana, will replace
Uwadiae from October 1, the
same day Uwadiae will resume in
Accra, Ghana, as the Registrar
of WAEC International.
Uwadiae, who has been in the
saddle since February 4,
2008, is succeeding another
Nigerian, Alhaja Mulikat Bello,
who retires from service on
October 1.
His appointment as Registrar was
ratified during the 60th Annual
Council Meeting of the examining
body hosted by Nigeria in Abuja
in March.
He joined WAEC on November 1,
1985 as a. ssistant Registrar III
and became Deputy Registrar in
2003. He acted as Head of
Research Division and
Headquarters Office in Lagos
between May 2005 and February
2008 before he became the HNO.
The new HNO,Eguridu, hails from
Eku, Delta State. He earned his
first and second degrees at the
University of Lagos in 1979 and
Before joining the council,
Eguridu was a Graduate a.
ssistant at the University of
Lagos from 1981-1983. He also
worked with Gasp & Co. Ltd, Lagos
as Administration Officer in
1984, as well as the Federal
Ministry of Education as an
Education Officer.
He joined WAEC on November 1
1985 as a. ssistant Registrar III
and rose through the ranks to
become Senior Deputy Registrar/
Head, International Examinations
Department at the WAEC
Headquarters, Accra on April 1,
At last Friday’s briefing held at
the WAEC Headquarters in Yaba,
Uwadiae thanked invigilators and
supervisors and the government
for supporting the body to
conduct the Wa. ssCE.
“Our sincere thanks also go to
Federal and state Ministry of
Education for the support in
terms of facilities and logistics,
given to us during the conduct of
the examinations. We are also
grateful to the chairman of
INEC for making available for
our use in some states their
utility vehicles,” he said.