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New JAMB Boss Vows To Continue Ojerinde’s Policies

Prof Ishaq Oloyede

Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who was recently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has promised to continue the implementation of good policies embarked upon by his predecessor, Professor Dibu Ojerinde.

Speaking during the official handing over ceremony and his resumption in office at the headquarters of JAMB in Abuja, Prof Oloyede said he is not coming to change some policies, but rather look into them and see how to make them better where necessary.

He thanked Prof Ojerinde for the wonderful experience of working with him and promised to keep up the good job done by him.

The new JAMB boss pointed out that the examination body has a quality of superabundance manpower which in addition to his qualities and experiences from over the years, would further develop a better and greater JAMB.

“Given my full awareness of the transiency of life and its phenomena, it is my resolve to put my best in any task before me since I fortunately won’t be doing it forever. It is even more relevant on this occasion because this work may be short, truncated or long.

“Whether my period here is short, truncated or long, what is important is to do my bit and leave the stage better than we met it, just as my predecessors have done. Setting the stage is a collective responsibility and we all have to make this great Board even greater,” he said.

He added that, “With the support of these distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I will only strive to keep the flag of JAMB flying and its banner aloft.

“I am inheriting a great JAMB but there is still sufficient room for improvement so that the Board can even be greater if we all change accordingly.”

In his remarks, Prof Ojerinde, who spent nine years in office, urged the directors, zonal and state coordinators of JAMB to cooperate with his successor the same way they did to him.

Prof Oloyede disclosed that his administration will look into an enhanced staff welfare, discipline, improved technology, transparency and advanced networking.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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