Commendable effort – The Nation

The appointment of Professor Is-Haq Oloyede as registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), last year, appears to be yielding fruits. This year’s matriculations examination into the universities was the first he would be conducting, but he has indicated that a lot would change for the better under his watch. When he unfolded the five-point agenda on taking charge last August, very few thought much of the pledge. He said he would institute an enhanced staff welfare that would boost morale; ensure discipline with ...read more

JAMB’S 2017 UTME: an Appraisal

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination could pass for the best ever. But, like anything done by imperfect humans, there still appears to be a lot of rooms for improvement. This year’s exercise, the first under the watchful eyes of JAMB’s new Registrar, Professor Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, took off like something destined to flop but coasted home powerfully like a seasoned sprinter, who would flutter, steadied himself and get underway to finish the 100-metre dash in a matter of seconds. In all, 1.8 million candidates participated in this year’s quest ...read more

JAMB 2017: Improving examination and logistic practice 1

I have written several examinations in my lifetime and most of them were pretty straightforward. I often can tell if I did well or not by virtue of how much I studied and what questions were presented i.e. sometimes a whole section where you did not pay attention would form the core of the exam which means you are in trouble or an area where you really sweated becomes the centre piece of the exam, then you smile brightly...read more

Oloyede: Bulldozer of a different kind by Nkechi Odoma

Editor's note: Nkechi Odoma, the president, Africa Arise for Change Network has commended the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Ishaq Oloyede. Odoma describe Oloyede as a bulldozer who focuses on a particular task and delivers it successfully. Every man fights, at least, a battle once in his life time. He either wins or loses. But African allegories are replete with great warriors who are famed for conquering all forces anytime they step out on the battlefield. They are venerated each time the call of duty beckons. And those determined to render honest leadership in Nigeria face a battle-like situation against retrogressive forces. The current Registrar of Joint Matriculation and Admissions Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede strikes like one such Nigerian-African. He does not belong to the clan of the traditional sword brandishers, but to the ilk of academic and administrative warriors. His missile never misses a target; he is conqueror and a bulldozer of a rare and extraordinary breed. He is a man who sets his mind and eyes on success anywhere fate has ordained him to serve, and he delivers accordingly. His admirers recall his inherited animosity with ASUU when he became the Vice Chancellor (VC), University of Ilorin (Uni-lorin). ASUU fruitlessly tried to prematurely terminate his tenure....read more

Reuben Abati: JAMB 2017 – Matters arising

attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination review meeting chaired by the JAMB registrar, Professor Ish-aq Oloyede. Participants included Professor Oloyede and his technical team, field officers and other staff, all the Chief External Examiners who supervised the 2017 UTME, across Nigeria, mostly Vice-Chancellors of universities, and provosts/rectors of polytechnics and colleges of education, in addition to major....read more

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede: Shocking Revelations from JAMB (1&2) By Steve Nwosu.

The House committee on Basic Education has thrown its weight behind the Computer Based Test (CBT) saying the electronic test was in tandem with global dictates to sanitized the education system...read more

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