New NECO registrar Godswill Obioma assumes duty

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Godswill Obioma as Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

The head, information and public relations division of the Council, Mr. Azeez Sani, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Friday.

He said a letter dated May 15, 2020, with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 and signed by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, stated that the appointment which was for an initial tenure of five years, takes effect from May 14, 2020.

Obioma, a professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation, was born on December 12, 1953, and hail from Bende local government area of Abia state.

The Registrar on Friday, May 22, formally took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Malam Abubakar Gan,a at the Council’s headquarters in Minna.

He was a former executive secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC).

Prof. Obioma has held other key positions in the education sector, among which are: Director, Monitoring, Research and Statistics, National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB);

He was also the director, Monitoring and Evaluation Universal Basic Education Programme; director, Monitoring and Evaluation National Primary Education Commission and head, Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology, University of Jos.

Prof. Obioma was, until his appointment, the Ebonyi state resident commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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