Lagos - The West African Examination
Council (WAEC), has appointed Mr Isaac Adenipekun as its new Head of National
This is contained in a statement signed by the Public Affairs
Officer of the council, Mr Demianus Ojijeogu, and made available to the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.
Adenipekun's appointment is coming on the heels of the
retirement of Mr Charles Eguridu, the immediate past head of national office.
Eguridu retired from the service of the council on Tuesday.
According to the statement, Adenipekun, hails from Osun
State and graduated from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile-Ife) in 1983.
The statement said that Adenipekun bagged a B.Sc (Hons)
degree in Political Science and also obtained an M.Sc degree in International
Relations from the same university in 1987.
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It said that the new WAEC boss in Nigeria joined the
services of the body on Oct. 3, 1989, as an Assistant Registrar II.
The statement added that he rose through the ranks to become
Senior Assistant Registrar in 2000 and a Principal Assistant Registrar in 2005.
According to the statement, Adenipekun was promoted to the
rank of a Deputy Registrar in 2011.
It said that he had held several positions of accountability
in the council and had distinguished himself as a primus inter pares (a first
The statement said that he was Head, Meetings and General
Services Department, WAEC, from February 1996-January 2001.
It said Adenipekun assumed office as the Head of the Nigeria
National Office of WAEC on Dec. 9.
The statement said that until his appointment as Head of
National Office, he was the zonal coordinator, WAEC Zonal Office, Ibadan.
According to the statement, Adenipekun is a Fellow of the
Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI) and a Member of the
Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM).