JUST IN: Buhari appoints Prof. Obioma as new NECO Registrar

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

This is coming barely 48 hours after his predecessor; Prof. Charles Uwakwe’s appointment was terminated following allegations of misconduct.

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

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

The Registrar on Friday formally took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar Gana at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna.

He was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.

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); 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.

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

Married and blessed with children, Prof. Obioma is an erudite scholar with so many scholarly publications to his credit.

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