By Felix Khanoba
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has hailed the appointment of Prof. Godswill Obioma as the new Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examination Council (NECO).
In a congratulatory message to the new NECO boss, Ikpeazu described Prof. Obioma as a pride to Abia State and an outstanding scholar of repute who has stamped his scholarly authority in the nation’s education sector.
A statement made available to newsmen by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, said Ikpeazu recalled with pride, the sterling antecedents of Prof. Obioma who was appointed a Professor of Mathematics Education and Evaluation at the age of 36 in 1991 and has since then been a beacon of light in public service.
“Governor Ikpeazu is confident that Professor Obioma will discharge the duties of his new office with his characteristic diligence and a high sense of patriotism, bringing his long years of experience in educational administration and planning to bear on the nation’s premier School Certificate Examinations body.
“The Governor also expressed his deep gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment.
“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, on behalf of the government and people of Abia State wishes Professor Godswill Obioma a very successful tenure,” the statement said.
The AUTHORITY reports that the appointment of Prof. Obioma as registrar of NECO for an initial period of five years, was conveyed to the exam body in a letter dated 15 May, 2020 which was signed by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.