President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO).
Wushishi replaces Prof. Godswill Obioma who died on June 1, 2021 as the new NECO Registrar.
A statement by NECO’s spokesman, Azeez Sani, said that Wushishi’s appointment was contained in a letter signed by education minister Adamu Adamu, dated July 16, 2021.
It said the appointment had an initial tenure of five years with effect from July 12.
Wushishi, a 56-year-old Professor of Science Education from Niger, was a lecturer at the Uthman Danfodio University, Sokoto, before he transferred his service to the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna.
He has held several positions in the education sector among which are Post-Graduate Coordinator, Department of Science Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna.
Wushishi was also Sub-Dean, School of Science, and Head of Department of Science Education, FUT Minna.
He was also Head of Department of Science Education, IBB University, Lapai, while on Sabbatical leave.
1st News reports that Ebikibina Ogborodi, Director of Special Duties, had acted as NECO Registrar of the examinations body; after the demise of Obioma.
Meanwhile, a former presidential candidate, Professor Kingsley Moghalu; has revealed that Nigeria does not need the National Assembly; to guide or direct some operations of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Moghalu made this assertion during a guest appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, July 18.
This was in response to a recent vote at the Senate which establishes that INEC may consider the electronic transmission of results provided the national network coverage is adjudged to be adequate and secure by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and approved by the National Assembly.
He said, “we don’t need the National Assembly trying to micromanage INEC; or trying to subject INEC to yet another body of government”.
According to the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, the Upper Chamber’s legislation on the matter of electronic transmission “is not a sensible one and does not promote good faith”.