- The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Friday, May 22, got a new registrar
- The new boss of the council is Professor Godswill Obioma of Bende local government area in Abia
- Before his new appointment, Professor Obioma was INEC's REC in Ebonyi state
To replace Charles Uwakwe, the recently sacked registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed professor Godswill Obioma.
Until his new appointment as NECO registrar, Obioma was Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ebonyi state, Daily Trust reports.
Obioma officially took over from the acting registrar of NECO, Mallam Abubakar Gana, at the council’s headquarters in Minna, Niger state, on Friday, May 22.
According to Obioma's letter of appointment signed by the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the tenure of the office will last for an initial period of five years.
A native of Bende local government area in Abia state, the new NECO boss is a professor of education measurement and evaluation.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the sack of Uwakwe had sparked some reactions and comments from Nigerians especially on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
Uwakwe was one of the five top NECO staff members that were sacked by President Buhari on Wednesday, May 20.
The development was greeted with remarks from Nigerians most of which supported the president's move to sanitise the nation's education system.
Many Nigerians believe that it is time for corruption in all sectors of the country to be history and as such gave their full consent to the sack of the NECO boss.
Other persons of similar thinking said that there was sanity in the education system until some bad eggs were brought into the system making things practically unbearable for everyone.
One of such persons who goes by the name Tony4Real on Twitter said: "I am very sad by the actions of such people, they enjoyed when Nigeria was good, good jobs, free education, and they destroyed it."
However, another section of social media commentators has called for a tangible reason why the appointment of Uwakwe was terminated by the president.
The question was specifically raised by a Twitter subscriber, #ORIJINAdre, who asked: "Any tangible reason for the termination?"
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