Professor Godswill Obioma

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

Until his appointment as Registrar/CE of NECO, Prof. Obioma was the Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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

In a statement signed by the Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, Professor Godswill Obioma officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar Gana on Friday, 22nd May 2020 at the Council’s headquarters in Minna.


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.

He has held many 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.

An erudite scholar, Prof. Obioma has many scholarly publications to his credit. He is married and blessed with children.