By John Ikani
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO).
Wushishi is the first indigene of Niger State appointed to head the council.
He replaces Professor Godswill Obioma who passed on about two months ago.
According to a letter signed by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, stated that the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years, takes effect from 12th July 2021.
A statement by NECO’S Information and Public Relations Officer, Azeez Sani reveals that Professor Wushishi was a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, before he was transferred to Federal University of Technology, Minna.
According to the statement, Wushishi 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 BadamasiBabangida 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.