Madam Patience is a retired educationist and administrator. She joined the West African Examinations Council in October 1980 and worked in the test development, test administration and security printing divisions. By dint of hard work she rose through the ranks and in May 2005 was appointed Head of the Ghana National Office (HNO) of the Council – a position she held with distinction till she retired statutorily in May 2012.
During her tenure as HNO, she spearheaded far-reaching transformations and left behind visible and lasting innovations in the Council’s systems and operations.
Under her watch, the first West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Ghana was conducted successfully in 2006 and the results released early enough for successful candidates to enter tertiary institutions that same year.
She has served on several governing boards of educational institutions and agencies under the Ministry of Education. She is currently a director on a number of governing boards.
Patience graduated from the University of Cape Coast in 1974 with a BA Hons degree in English and Education and taught for six years at Wesley Girls’ High School, Cape Coast before joining WAEC.