President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi as Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examination Council (NECO).
The council has been run by an acting registrar since the death of Prof Godswill Obioma, the former registrar.
Obioma died in Minna, Niger State capital, last month.
In a letter with reference No: FME/PSE/NECO/1078/C.1/36, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated that the appointment of Wushishi is for an initial tenure of five years.
He said the appointment took effect on 12th of July, 2021.
Wushishi was born on 5th April 1965 and hails from Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State.
He is a Professor of Science Education, specialized in the area of Chemistry Education. He was born and brought up in Wushishi town, the headquarters of Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State and attended Central Primary School, Wushishi; Government Secondary School, Izom and Niger State College of Education, Minna. He obtained Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Education (M.Ed) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Ed) degrees in Science Education from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in the years 2005, 2001 and 1998 respectively. These are in addition to the Nigeria Certificate in Education (N.C.E.) in Chemistry/Physics earned in the year 1987 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. His teaching career spans over three decades out of which he spent close to two decades in the University system for now. Through his experiences in the University system to date, he has supervised Ten (10) PhD theses, Fifty (50) Master degree dissertations and several Postgraduate Diploma and Undergraduate projects.He has close to Seventy (70) published articles in International, National and Local reputable journals across the globe. He has also attended International, National and Local conferences and workshops across the world with articles appearing in proceedings. He has held several academic administrative positions in Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and Federal University of Technology, Minna.
In this regard, he has served in over thirty (30) University committees and boards as either member or chairman.
He was Head of Department, Sub-Dean of former School of Science Education, External Examiner to University of South Africa, Pretoria, as well as participated in many National assignments as assigned by institutions such as National Examinations Council (NECO) and the National Universities Commission (NUC).
He is a recipient of over Ten (10) awards and certificates of recognition for academic excellence by reputable institutions in Nigeria, including the National Universities Commission, and belong to several reputable professional organizations such as the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), and Honorary Rosalind Member of London Journals Press, United Kingdom.
He has also been involved severally in Curriculum Content Developments in Science Education, Environmental Education and Computer Education.
His research interests/areas include: Curriculum issues, Language of Instruction (Mother Tongue), Environmental Education and Computer Education.
Until his appointment, he was a Professor with the Federal University of Technology in Minna, the Niger State Capital.