Academy hails appointment of Oloyede as JAMB registrar

Academy hails appointment of Oloyede as JAMB registrar

​The Nigeria Academy of Letters has thrown

its weight behind the appointment of Is-haq

Oloyede as Registrar/Chief Executive of the

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

The academy described the appointment as

“highly merited”.

A statement issued on Friday by the

spokesperson of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin,

said the president of NAL, Olu Obafemi,

made the commendation when he led the

NAL’s team, including the Executive

Secretary of National Universities

Commission, Abubakar Rasheed, to Mr.

Oloyede’s office in Bwari area of Abuja.

Mr. Obafemi described NAL as an

intellectual organisation with the mandate

to promote research and scholarship at the

highest level in all branches of humanities.

He said Mr. Oloyede was an active and

dynamic member and a fellow of NAL.

“The appointment of Prof. Is-haq Oloyede is

a highly merited one not because he is a

former Vice Chancellor but because he has

distinguished himself in Nigeria; it is a

merited appointment considering his profile

and pedigree,” Mr. Obafemi said.

He said the Academy’s visit was to assure

Mr. Oloyede of its support and


“Oloyede is extremely gifted intellectually

and he is also very hardworking and he

would perform in whatever capacity he is

appointed to work,” Mr. Obafemi said.
Similarly, the NUC Executive Secretary Abubakar Rasheed,

reiterated the determination of the commission and JAMB

to further strengthen their ties to improve the quality of

intakes in the Nigerial Tertiary Institutions.

He said, “We have agreed to work together to resolve the

problems that are affecting the smooth running of

admissions into tertiary institutions. We are working for a

common goal and that is to improve the education sector in


Earlier, Mr. Oloyede called on NAL to support JAMB to

realise the dreams of the founding fathers and delivering

on her mandate.

He appealed for Nigeria support for the Board saying the

Board needs the critical support to deliver credible services

rather than castigating JAMB.

“We are poised to give our best sincerely and as firmly as

possible. We want to improve the quality and standard of

tertiary education but we cannot achieve that without your

support. I solicit your support in this regard,” he said.