Professor Godswill Obioma has been appointed as the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO).
Professor Obioma’s appointment is coming days after President Muhammadu Buhari sacked Prof. Charles Uwakwe over series of allegations
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated that the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years takes effect from 14th May 2020.
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In a statement signed by the Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, the Registrar 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 new NECO Registrar is a Professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation and was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.
Until his appointment as Registrar/CE of NECO, Prof. Obioma was the Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.