President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday approved the appointment Professor Monday Joshua as the Registrar/Chief Executive of National Examinations Council.
According to a statement by the Head, Information Division of NECO, Azeez Sani, the appointment, which took effect from March 30, 2015, is sequel to the expiration of the tenure of Prof. Promised Okpala, who was Registrar/CEO of NECO for eight years.
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The appointment letter, dated April 2, 2015, with reference NO: SGF.6/S.14T, was signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim.
Until his appointment, Joshua was a Professor of Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation in the Faculty of Education of the University of Calabar.
He hails from Afasha Nsit II of Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa-Ibom State.
He attended the Polytechnic, Calabar, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa State, USA and University of Calabar.
He became a professor in October 2006 at the University of Calabar.
The statement added that Joshua had been a regular monitor of NECO and JAMB administered examinations and had to his credit over 100 publications in several national and international journals.