Liberian Woman Becomes Chairman Of WAEC After 62yrs

share on:
WAEC Extends Nov/Dec WASSCE 2016 Registration As Deadline Fast Approaches

Former Liberian Education Minister, Dr. Evelyn Kandakai, has been declared the 18th Chairman of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Council held in Lagos, Nigeria.

Waec chairman

Dr. Kandakai, who is the first female to be elected to the position in the 63 years history of the Council, succeeded Emeritus Professor P. A. I. Obanya of Nigeria, who was elected in March 2012.

Her election is for three-year tenure in line with the Council’s Convention.

The scheduled host for the 63rd Annual Meeting was Liberia, but due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in the country, the Council’s headquarters undertook all the arrangements for the meeting on behalf of Liberia and shifted the venue to Lagos.

The meeting was hosted in 2014 by the Republic of Sierra Leone, and Ghana is the next host in 2016 to be followed by Nigeria in 2017.



I am but your herald boy in the art of the pen.. An eccentric Environmental Biologist smouldered in the glorious epiphany of online journalism. If you ever find my article unduly insipid, sue me and i’ll refund you...

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.