An educational known as African Students Education Support Initiatives (ASESI) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Prof. Godswill Obioma as the Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO).
In a statement signed by its Executive Director, Mr Chinonso Obasi, ASESI said that the appointment was a right decision.
According to Obasi, Obioma would bring his wealth of experience in education to reposition the examination body, noting that the president would leverage on Obioma’s impressive track record of achievements in the nation’s education sector as well as his anti-corruption lifestyle to improve NECO.
The statement read in part:
“His choice as NECO boss is one of Buhari’s best decisions.
“We in ASESI believe that the appointment is in order, considering Obioma’s track record in the education sector and his excellent performances in his previous appointments.
“It is on records that Obioma performed creditably well when he served as the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Education Research and Development Council and also as Director of Monitoring and Evaluation of the defunct National Primary Education Commission.
“He showcased his prowess as Director, Research and Statistics National Business and Technical Examinations Board and Director, Monitoring and Evaluation at Universal Basic Education Commission, among others.
“We recall that in 2019 General Elections when he served as the INEC REC in Ebonyi, ASESI was an independent observer in the elections.
“We were amazed by the uncompromising actions of Prof. Obioma on issues bordering on complaints before and during the elections.
“He is a strong advocate of anti-corruption and a progressive to the core.’’