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Buhari appoints Prof. Obioma as new NECO Registrar

Buhari appoints Prof. Obioma as new NECO Registrar

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Godswill Obioma as the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Prof. Obioma was Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar Mallam Abubakar Gana on Friday, 22nd May 2020 at the Council’s headquarters in Minna.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu who signed the letter said the appointment is for an initial tenure of five years and is effective from May 14, 2020.

Ogioma is a Professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation and was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.

Prior to this appointment, Prof Obioma served as 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.

Prof Obioma’s appointment was announced two days after former Registrar and CEO of NECO, Prof Charles Uwakwe, and four others were sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged financial impropriety.

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