Dr. Iyi Uwadiae hails from Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. He holds the National Certificate of Education (NCE) of the University of Lagos, B.Ed (Mathematics) from the University of Benin, M.Ed and Ph.D (Educational Evaluation) from the University of Ibadan. He worked as a teacher of Mathematics at various institutions and levels of education in Nigeria and rose to the position of Head of Mathematics Department at the College of Education, Benin.
He joined the service of WAEC on November 1, 1985 as an Assistant Registrar and served the Council in various positions of trust and responsibility as he rose through the ranks. He was promoted Deputy Registrar in 2003 and elevated to the headship of the Council’s Research Division and Headquarters Office, Lagos in 2005. He was subsequently appointed the Head of Nigeria National Office of the Council in 2008, a position he held till September 2012.