It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing away of Prof. Godswill Obioma from Nigeria, on 30 May 2021. He was a well-known feature at IAEA Conferences and always an active participant in debates at various presentations. His particular interest was assessment matters in Africa. It is no surprise then that he played an active role in the Association of Educational Assessment Africa (AEAA). He was a valuable member of the IAEA Board of Trustees from 2013 to 2015. He has had a long and distinguished career in education. Some of the highlights were mentioned in the Guardian newspaper in Nigeria.
“Obioma was appointed NECO registrar on May 14, 2020. He was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council. Prof. Obioma has held other key positions in the education sector, among which are: Director, Monitoring, Research and Statistics, National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB); Director Monitoring and Evaluation Universal Basic Education Programme; Director Monitoring and Evaluation National Primary Education Commission and Head, Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology, University of Jos.”
His lively demeanour and his infectious laugh will be missed at future conferences. On behalf of the membership of IAEA, may his soul rest in peace.
Anne Oberholzer, Executive Secretary