Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the new Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), resumed on Monday and commended his predecessor for adopting the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode in examination.
Oloyode gave the commendation shortly after receiving handover notes from the outgoing Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Federal Government recently disengaged Ojerinde and 15 other heads of education parastatals and agencies.
Ojerinde was appointed the Registrar of JAMB in 2007 after serving as the Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO) for eight years.
According to Oloyede, the world is in the age of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to make life easier.
“In this regard, we shall deepen what I once called the trendy tradition.’’
Oloyede, a one-time Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, said: “When we introduced Computer-Based Test (CBT) at Ilorin for the conduct of our screening exercise in 2007, we had no doubt that it was the right thing to do.’’
“ It is gratifying that JAMB had subsequently transited to the use of technology for the conduct of its examinations and I salute the resolve of Ojerinde in that regard as well.
“We shall partner the relevant stakeholders and develop a robust technology infrastructure that will ease our task,’’ he said.
The new JAMB boss said that he would ensure that members of staff were computer literate and solicited the cooperation of all and pledged also to promote staff welfare, discipline and transparency.
Earlier in his remark, Ojerinde appealed to JAMB staff to give the new registrar all the support he needed to succeed.
Aside being a former Vice-Chancellor, Oloyede is the Executive Secretary of National Inter -Religious Council (NIREC) and also the President of Association of African Universities (AAU).
He is an International Advisory Board member of International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA). (NAN)