Saturday, 23 May 2020 05:21

Buhari appoints new NECO registrar

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

In a letter dated May 15 and signed by Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu; the appointment which is for five years took effect from May 14.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the board Friday evening said the new Registrar officially took over from the former Acting Registrar, Abubakar Gana, on May 22 at the Council’s headquarters in Minna.

The new NECO Registrar, Obioma, is a professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation and is a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.

Until his appointment as Registrar and CEO of NECO, Obioma was 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.

Federal government had earlier approved the termination of the appointment of Mr Charles Uwakwe as Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Federal government also dismissed four members of the NECO management for various offences bordering on financial impropriety.