President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Godswill Obioma as registrar/chief executive officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO).
This was contained in a letter dated May 15, with reference number FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 and signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
According to the letter which was made available to journalists by Azeez Sani, NECO Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Obioma’s appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years, takes effect from May 14.
It disclosed further that the registrar on May, 22, formally took over the affairs of the council from the former acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar Gana at the council’s headquarters in Minna.
The professor who hail from Bende Local Government Area of Abia state was born on December 12, 1953.
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 UBEC, director monitoring and evaluation National Primary Education Commission and head, Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology, University of Jos.
Until his appointment, Prof. Obioma was the Ebonyi state resident commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
An erudite scholar, Prof. Obioma has many scholarly publications to his credit.