Nigeria: General Elections 2019

Time until Saturday, 16 February 2019, 08:00:00 (Lagos time)

REC EBONYI STATE

 

Professor GodswillObioma was born on 12th December, 1953 and hails from Amaokpu, Nkpa Autonomous Community, Bende Local Government Area ofAbia State.

After his primary and secondary education, he gained admission into AlvanIkoku College of Education, Owerri, Imo State to study Mathematics and Physics. He graduated in 1975 with distinction and as the overall best graduating student. He proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka to study Mathematics/Education and once again came out tops as the best graduating student in 1979.

He was subsequently retained by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka as a Research Fellow which gave him the opportunity to enrol for his Masters Degree Programme in Educational Measurement and Evaluation with special focus on Mathematics Education and in1982, he graduated with a Master’s Degree. He followed this up with a doctorate degree in the same field in 1985.

Professor GodswillObioma won the Vice Chancellor’s award for the best doctoral dissertation of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka that year.

He later in 1988, moved over from the University of Nigeria, Nsukkato the University of Jos where he became the Head of the Research Division of the Institute of Education of the University as a Senior Research Fellow.

At the young age of 38 in 1991, Professor Obioma was appointed a Professor of Mathematics Education and Evaluation at the University of Jos. In 1993, he became the Head of Department, Department of Science; Mathematics and Technology Education at the University. He served as the Special Assistant on Policy Monitoring and Evaluation to the Military Administrator, Abia State from January to March, 1994before being appointed as the Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, National Primary Education Commission, Kaduna same year, a position he occupied till the year 2000. He later in 2000, became the Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Universal Basic Education Programme, Abuja. In 2003, he was appointed Director, Monitoring, Research and Statistics, National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB), Benin city, a position he held till 2005. Professor Obioma also served as a Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister of Education and in March 2005, he was appointed Executive Secretary, Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, Sheda, Abuja, a position he occupied for an unprecedented two terms.

Professor Obioma has spearheaded a number of Policy Reforms and institutional changes in Nigeria’s Educational Curriculum. A good example is the development of the 9 year Basic Education Curriculum, the Senior Secondary Education Curriculum, among others.

At various times, he has served as consultant to many International Non-Governmental bodies including; World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), amongst others. He has served as the Chairman of several Federal Government Committees on Education like the Nigeria Education Roadmap of the Federal Ministry of Education 2009 – 2015, Presidential Committee on the Implementation of e-learning in Nigeria, 2010 – 2017 amongst others.

Professor Obioma has to his credit over 100 publications in the specific areas of Mathematics, Evaluation and Curriculum.

He is a member of several professional and learning societies including; Nigerian Academy of Education, Mathematical Association of Nigeria, Curriculum Organisation of Nigeria and International Professional Managers Association, United Kingdom.

Professor Obioma has to his credit 10 Awards of Excellence. He is recognised as Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria.

He is happily married to Ndidiamaka Elizabeth and blessed with children.

Professor GodswillObioma is the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ebonyi State.