President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Godswill Obioma as the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO).
Obioma replaces Prof. Charles Uwakwe, who was dismissed from office alongside four other management staff over alleged unsatisfactory conduct.
A letter dated 15th May 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 and signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated that the appointment takes effect from 14th May 2020.
In a statement signed by the Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, Prof. Obioma officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar Gana on Friday at the Council’s headquarters in Minna.
Until his appointment as Registrar/CEO, Obioma was a Professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation.
He was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council and the Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.