By Martin Paul in Abuja
Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ebonyi State, Professor Godswill Obioma, has been appointed Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO). He was also former Executive Secretary, Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC),
President Muhammadu Buhari gave approval for his appointment in a letter dated 15th May, 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134. The letter, which was signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated that the appointment, which would be for an initial tenure of five years, took effect from 14th May, 2020.
A statement signed Azeez Sani of NECO Public Relations unit, stated that Obioma, a professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation, was born on 12th December 1953 and hails from Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.
The Registrar had yesterday May 22, formally taken over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar Gana at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna.
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.
Until his appointment as Registrar/CE of NECO, Prof. Obioma was the Ebonyi State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
An erudite scholar, Prof. Obioma has many scholarly publications to his credit.
He is married and blessed with children.