NECO Gets New Registrar: Professor Godswil Obioma.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Godswill Obioma, as the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO) to replace the recently sacked Prof. Charles Uwakwe.
In a letter signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years, takes effect from 14th May, 2020.
The Registrar formally took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar Gana at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna on Friday, 22nd May, 2020.
A professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation, Obioma was born on 12th December 1953 and hail from Bende Local Government Area of Abia State. 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.