Prof Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

He replaces Prof Godswill Obioma who passed away on May 31, 2021.

According to a statement by Head, Information and Public Relations Division at NECO, Azeez Sani, the new registrar’s appointment, which is for an initial tenure of five years, takes effect from July 12, 2021.

“In a letter dated 16th July,2021 with reference No: FME/PSE/NECO/1078/C.1/3 by Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, the appointment, which is for an initial tenure of five years, takes effect from July 12, 2021.

The new registrar is a professor of Science Education from Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State.

He was a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto before he transfered his service to Federal University of Technology, Minna.

According to the statement: “He has held other positions in the education sector, among which are Post Graduate Coordinator, Department of Science Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna; Sub-Dean School of Science and Science Education, FUT, Minna; Head of Department, Department of Science Education, FUT Minna; Head of Department, Department of Science Education, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.

“Until his appointment as Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. wushishi was a Professor of Science Education (Chemistry) at the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

“An erudite scholar, Prof. Wushishi has many scholarly publications to his credit.

“He is married and blessed with children.”

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