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
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.