Buhari endorses Obioma as NECO new Registrar

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

Obioma’s appointment was announced by Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu on Friday in Abuja. He replaces Professor Charles Uwakwe who was recently sacked along with four other officials of the Council for alleged misappropriation.

In a letter personally signed by Adamu dated May 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 stated that the initial tenure of five years of the appointment takes effect from 14th May 2020.

Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Azeez Sani, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja said the new Registrar on Friday, 22nd May 2020 formally took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar Gana at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna.

Born in1953, Obioma who hails from Abia state is a professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation.

Professor Godswill Obioma
Professor Godswill Obioma

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

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