President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Prof. Monday Tommy Joshua as the Registrar of National Examinations Council (NECO).

A statement issued from NECO and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, said the appointment took effect from March 30.

The statement, signed by Mr Azeez Sani, the Head, Information Division, said the appointment was sequel to the expiration of the tenure of Prof. Promise Okpala, who served for eight years.

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It said that the appointment letter dated April 2, with Reference NO: SGF. 6/S. 14T was signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim.

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“Until his appointment, Prof. Joshua has been a Professor of Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation in the Faculty of Education, University of Calabar.

“The NECO helmsman is widely published and has authored over 100 publications in many National and International Journals.

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“Professor Joshua has been a consultant to many professional bodies, including International Association of Educational Assessment (IAEA) and Association of Assessment in Africa (AEAA),’’ the statement said.

According to the statement, the new Registrar has been a regular monitor of NECO and JAMB administered examinations.

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