• A Liberian, Dr. Evelyn Kandakai, has been elected the 18th Chairman of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Council in Lagos, Nigeria.

    By this, Dr. Kandakai became the first female to be elected to the top position in the 63 year history of WAEC.

    Dr. Evelyn Kandakai WAEC Chairman

    Kandakai, a former Minister of Education in Liberia, has worked with the country’s Independent Elections Commissions where she served as one of the six Liberians Commissioners, along with 3 international Commissioners in 1997. She has taught at Cuttington University College, the Graduate Program in Education at the University of Liberia, among educational institutions and other schools. She has also written a novel, The Village Son.

    She will be replacing Emeritus Professor P. A. I. Obanya of Nigeria as the WAEC chairman who was elected in March 2012

    Speaking at the annual meeting, the present Liberian Education Minister, Mrs. Etmonia David Tarpeh, appreciated the Nigerian government for hosting the meeting on behalf of her country, who initially was to host the event but was forced to give up preparations as a result of the Ebola crisis rocking the country.

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