The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has unveiled Dr. Amos Josiah Dangut as the new Head of the Nigeria National Office. This announcement was made through an official statement released by WAEC on Monday.
Dr. Dangut, who previously served as the Deputy Registrar in the Head of National Office’s (HNO) office, assumes this position as Patrick Areghan’s tenure concludes this month.
Assistant registrar II to WAEC president
Dr. Dangut’s journey with WAEC began in 1998 when he joined as an Assistant Registrar II. Over the years, he steadily climbed the organizational ladder, eventually achieving the rank of Deputy Registrar in April 2018.
Notably, he received accolades from the Nigeria Examinations Committee for his transparent management of examinations from 2000 to 2006.
The statement also shed light on Dr. Dangut’s educational background and career trajectory. Born on October 2, 1967, in Mbar District, Bokkos Local Government Area, Plateau State, he completed his secondary education at Government Secondary School, Riyom (1981-1983), and Government Science School, Kuru (1983-1986), both in Plateau State.
He obtained his WASC/SC in 1986. He furthered his studies at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, earning a Bachelor of Agriculture in Animal Production in 1991.
Dr. Dangut’s extensive experience also includes utilizing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to enhance various processes within WAEC, such as Test Development, Test Administration, and Post-Test Activities, spanning a remarkable 25-year period.