Written by Godfrey AKON

Buhari appoints Godswill Obioma new NECO Registrar








President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof Godswill Obioma as the substantive Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council, NECO.

The appointment, which was conveyed in a letter signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, comes barely 24 hours after firing the former Registrar, Prof Charles Uwakwe, over allegations of financial impropriety.

A statement by NECO’s Head of Information and public Relations, Mr Azeez Sani, said the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years, takes effect from 14th May, 2020, adding that the Registrar on Friday, 22nd May, 2020 formally took over the affairs of the council from the Acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar Gana, at NECO headquarters in Minna, Niger State. 

Until his appointment as Registrar/CE of NECO, Obioma was the Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Obioma, a professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation, was born on 12th December 1953 and hail from Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.

He was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council and has held other key positions in the education sector, among which are: Director, Monitoring, Research and Statistics, National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB.

Other positions he held are 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.











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