President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Godswill Obioma as the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council, NECO.

This was contained in a statement signed by NECO Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani on Friday.

The Minister of Education Adamu Adamu in a letter dated May 15, 2020, with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 stated that the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years takes effect from 14th May 2020.

It said the Registrar officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Abubakar Gana on Friday, 22nd May 2020 at the Council’s headquarters in Minna, Niger state.

It said 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.

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