The West African Examinations Council has elected Prof. Ato Essuman as the 20th chairman of the sub-regional organisation.
A statement said the election took place during the 69th meeting of the chairmen of the sub-regional organisation, also called Council, which was held online from Monday, March 22 to Friday, March 26, 2021.
He succeeded Mr Baboucarr Bouy from The Gambia, who was elected in March 2018.
At the end of the week-long meeting, the Head of the Ghana delegation, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa was also elected as vice-chairman of Council for the one-year period – March 2021 to March 2022.
Essuman who hails from Ghana would be the chairman of the sub-regional organisation for three years, (March 2021 to March 2024).