The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has approved the appointed of Isaac Adenipekun as its new Head of National Office.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the body’s spokesperson, Demianus Ojijeogu, in Lagos on Thursday.
His appointment followed the retirement of the immediate past Head of National Office, Charles Eguridu, who disengaged from the service of the council on Tuesday.
The statement said Adenipekun, hails from Osun State and graduated from the then University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1983 where he bagged a B.Sc, Hons, degree in Political Science and also obtained an M.Sc degree in International Relations from the same institution in 1987.
According to the statement, Adenipekun joined the services of WASC on Oct. 3, 1989, as an Assistant Registrar II, from where he rose through the ranks to become Senior Assistant Registrar in 2000 and a Principal Assistant Registrar in 2005. Adenipekun was promoted to the rank of a Deputy Registrar in 2011.
It stated that the new WASC boss in Nigeria had held several positions of accountability in the council and had distinguished himself as a primus inter pares, a first among equals.
The statement further noted that Adenipekun was Head, Meetings and General Services Department of the body from February 1996 to January 2001, adding that he assumed office as the Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC on Dec. 9.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria, FCAI, and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, MNIM, the statement said.
Sequel to his appointment as Head of National Office, he was the zonal coordinator, WAEC Zonal Office, Ibadan.