Management Profile

In March 2017, Mrs. Sheila Naah-Boamah was appointed the Ag. Executive Secretary of the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX) and by her appointment, she becomes the first female to serve in that capacity since its establishment in 1994. Haven moved from the Students Loan Trust Fund where she was the Chief Executive Officer between 2014-2017, Mrs. Sheila Naah-Boamah brings to the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX) a combination of deep knowledge and skills gained from rising through the ranks in institutions that cut across the private sector, public sector and United Nations. She has over sixteen (16) years of work experience in finance, governance, public policy, administration, negotiations and management.

The National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations is responsible for formulating and administering schemes of examinations, evaluating, assessing, certifying and establishing standards for skill competences and syllabus competences for Non-University tertiary institutions, professional bodies and private institutions accredited by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana.
Over the years, Mrs. Naah Boamah has developed a reputation for her strong desire for results, and innovations. She championed many innovative solutions at the Students Loan Trust Fund that significantly improved not only access to the students’ loan particularly for the students from economically challenged backgrounds but also recoveries nationwide. She was the first Chief Executive in the history of students’ loan management in Ghana to have been recognized by more than five students’ representatives and blocks for her diligence, passion, dedication and commitment to duty. It is expected that her track record over the years will bring significant value to the activities of the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX).
Mrs. Sheila Naah-Boamah, holds an MA Management Degree (2005) from the University of Brighton, a BA Accounting and Sociology (2001) from the University of Ghana and several supplementary courses including;
  • Transforming Public Service Delivery,
  • Managing Change and Negotiation,
  • Education for the 21st Century Development,
  • Performance Indicators and Results Based Management Implementation,
  • Fiscal Decentralisation, Accountability & Corruption,
  • Public Procurement Management, and
  • Enhancing internal Audit Effectiveness with institutions

In 2016, she was recognized and listed amongst the top 50 corporate women leaders in Ghana by The African Network of Entrepreneurs. Her contribution to tertiary education financing has also been recognized by many students blocks and institutions including;

  • Ghana Union of Polytechnic Students
  • National Union of Ghana Students Meritorious Award
  • The Woman of Excellence Award from Local NUGS, University of Education, Winneba
  • National Women of Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students
  • Koforidua Polytechnic (Local NUGS Award)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award (KNUST)
  • University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) Leadership and Excellence award

She is married to a renowned lawyer and has three amazing children.


Mr. Jonathan Afetorgbor joined NABPTEX as Assistant Curriculum Development and Research Secretary in 2010 and later became the Head of Department for Curriculum Development and Research. He comes with 25 years of work experience which cut across academic affairs, administrative management, lecturing and curriculum development whilst working at Wa Polytechnic as Assistant Registrar (Academic Affairs) and A-MEN Holdings Incorporation, among others. Aside his rich experience in lecturing in courses such as Discrete Mathematics, Business Mathematics and Quantitative Methods, he also has working experience in Competency-Based Training curriculum development and played a key role as the Assistant Coordinator for CBT Curriculum

Development project under Netherlands/Ghana Government (NUFFIC) and Teaching And Learning Innovation Fund (TALIF) projects. Apart from his job, he does community service in the area of HIV/AIDS counselling and care-giving.
As the Head of Curriculum Development and Research Department, he is responsible for the development of curricula, review of curricula for curricula enrichment and skills competence, affiliation of institutions to the Board, processing approval to mount programmes, monitoring and evaluation of curricula implementation, conducting research, and surveys for curriculum enrichment.
Mr. Afetorgbor holds Teachers’ Certificate ‘A’, a Master‘s Degree in Educational Administration and Management (Higher Education option) from University of Education, Winneba and a Bachelor Degree in Education (majors in Mathematics and Science) with first class honours from University of Cape Coast. Other complementary certificates in his honour include;
  • Certificate in CBT Curriculum Development and Implementation
  • Professional Monitoring and Evaluation Certificate from Logos Graduate School, Accra
  • Certificate in HIV/AIDS Counselling and Care-giving, University of Ghana, Legon and
  • Leadership Capacity Building for Middle Level Administrators in Polytechnics, University of Cape Coast/ Netherlands Partnership Training (NPT) Leadership Training Certificate

Dr. Peter Boahin is the Head of Test Development Department at the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX), Ghana. He joined NABPTEX as an Assistant Test Administration Secretary in 2005 and became the Head of the Test Administration department from 2006 to 2014. In this capacity, he was responsible for ensuring periodic review of test administration procedures, verification of marked scripts, monitoring and evaluation, coordination and marking of examination scripts, notification of grades and production of certificates for HND and Certificate II Core Subjects’ examinations.

He later became the Head of Test Development Department in 2014, a position he has held to date. His responsibilities include coordinating and monitoring the development and moderation of test items and systems to control test development activities, recommending for the appointment and training of examiners and moderators.

Dr Peter Boahin holds B. Ed. (Hons) in Educational Psychology & Economics and an M.Phil. in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and a Ph.D. in Educational Science with specialty in Curriculum and Assessment from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He has special interest and expertise in the implementation of

  • Competency-based training and employability skills development
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation and Curriculum development processes
  • Implementation of educational innovations in higher education

His Ph.D thesis, Competency-based training in Higher Education: Towards an implementation in Ghanaian polytechnics has received positive responses in all the Technical Universities and the Regulatory Bodies of Technical and Vocational Education in Ghana. He is internationally known by his publications on CBT implementation and assessment practices as well as a reviewer of leading international peer-reviewed journals. He has also made a number of presentations on CBT implementation both at local and international conferences.

Dr Peter Boahin is also a strong advocate for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and continues to research into TVET issues aimed at shaping public perceptions about TVET as the best choice for skill training and a valid passport to gain employment. His recent research areas in this direction include:

  • Tracer studies on the performance of polytechnic graduates in Ghanaian labour market to ensure alignment of training curricula with labour market needs (2010)
  • Reviewing the CBT grading system to meet the needs of relevant stakeholders in TVET (2015) and implemented in all Technical Universities in 2017.
  • Forging strategic partnerships between TVET and industry to ensure labour mobility and employability (2017).

Dr Peter Boahin also works closely with TVET Regulatory agencies like COTVET and NAB in various capacities such as a member of the Training Quality Assurance Committee and Programme Assessment Expert respectively.


Mr. Eric Asiedu Ansah Joined the Board in June 2003 as an Information Technologist (IT) Specialist. In that position he was responsible for delivering a healthy performance of all IT infrastructures at the Board. In a fast evolving IT environment, he has worked closely with external partners, including consultants, agencies and suppliers, to arrive at the most appropriate system or where necessary integration of multiple systems. He was instrumental in the negotiation, design and implementation of NABPTEX’s integrated IT and E-learning solution.

He advises the Executive Secretary, Management and the Council on the potential effectiveness or otherwise of decision in the areas of IT advancement. Mr. Ansah did not only work as an IT Specialist but also as a Test Administration Secretary and rose through the ranks to become the Acting Head of the Department for Test Administration in 2014 with oversight responsibilities over IT. He is directly responsible for ensuring periodic review of test administration procedures, verification of marked scripts, monitoring and evaluation, coordination and marking of examination scripts, notification of grades and production of certificates for HND and Certificate II Core Subjects’ examinations.

He also advises on IT related issues particularly in the determination of the practicality of changes and modification of systems and procedures. His appreciation of IT brings value to his scope of work demonstrated by applying IT to design systems and solutions aimed at tightening controls and aiding in the efficient conduct of NABPTEX examinations nationwide.

Mr. Ansah has over 14 years work experience that cut across IT, Statistics and Test Administration. He is able to build and sustain strong working relationship with key affiliate institutions over the years. He has overseen the conduct of over ten (10) successful examinations.

He holds MSc. in Educational Science from the University of Groningen, Netherlands, and a BSc. in Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Ghana, Accra. Whilst at Netherlands, he built capacity in Higher Education Policy and Management issues in quality assurance, quality management of higher education, testing and examinations. Other areas of his experience include educational management information systems, theory and practice of test construction organized by CITO International at Arhneim.

He also has acquired knowledge in other fields such as E-Government Leadership Capacity Building at GIMPA and Certified Information Systems Audit BOOTCAMP from Ghana Telecoms University in Accra.

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National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations Act, 1994

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