By Emeka Okafor
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi as the substantive Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examination Council.
The appointment of Wushishi followed the death of Professor Godswill Obioma who died two months ago.
The appointment is for an initial period of five years beginning from 12th July, 2021.
Wushishi’s appointment was contained in a statement signed by NECO’s of Head Public Relations and Information, Azeez Sani, on Monday.
The new registrar, who is the first indigene of Niger State to head the examination body, is a Professor of Science Education at the Federal University of Technology Minna Niger state before his appointment.
According to the statement, the appointment was announced in a letter from the Federal Ministry of Education with reference number FME/PSE/NECO/1078/C.1/36 dated July 16, 2021.
He hails from Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State and was a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, before he transferred his service to Federal University of Technology, 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.
Wushishi, born on 5th April, 1965, is married with Children.