President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi as the New Registrar/ Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO). Prof. Wushishi will replace Prof. Godswill Obioma who passed away in May. The Head of Public Relations and Information, Azeez Sani confirmed the appointment in a statement, saying the new appointment is to run for five years with 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”, Sani said.
According to Sani, the new Registrar is a Professor of Science Education at the Federal University of Technology Minna Niger state.
He was a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto before moving to FUT Minna.
“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,” the statement said in parts.