President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Godswill Obioma as the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO).
Appointment of Obioma, a professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation, came after Charles Uwakwe, whose appointments with four other principal officers of the council were terminated by the Federal Government over financial impropriety.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in a letter dated May 15, said Obioma’s appointment which is for five years took effect from May 14.
A statement by the spokesperson of the council’s board on Friday evening said the new Registrar officially took over from the former Acting Registrar, Abubakar Gana, on May 22 at the NECO’s headquarters in Minna.
Obioma, who is also former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council, was until his appointment as Registrar and CEO of NECO, the Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He hails from Bende, Abia State, and was appointed in 1991 as Professor of Mathematics Education and Evaluation, University of Jos.
He was also a Director of Monitoring, Research and Statistics, National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Benin, Edo State from 2001 to 2003.