Muslim group applauds FG’s new choice for registrar
The Muslim groups described Oloyede as a seasoned educationist and
administrator per excellence owing to his track records in the past
Muslim groups in Nigeria have hailed the appointment of Prof.
Is-haq Oloyede » as the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and
In a report by the News Agency of Nigeria , the groups urged him to
see it as a challenge to further serve the nation.
In their respective congratulatory messages, the Muslim groups
described Oloyede as a seasoned educationist and administrator per
excellence owing to his track records in the past public life.
The groups were Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria , Federation of
Muslim Women Association in Nigeria , Muslim Community of Oyo State,
Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association, Muslim
Students’ Society of Nigeria and Muslim Consultative Forum.
In its message, the MMPN, through its Chairman, Abdur-Rahman
Balogun, expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for
appointing Oloyede to head the troubled JAMB.
Balogun said: “As you are set to commence this onerous task before
you, we urge you to be careful of those who hail you and reflect on
the criticism of your critics. Know that every failure is a test and
every success, a trial.
“You have passed the test of past failures and it is the wish of the
Almighty Allah to try you with success. For every action, there is a
reaction; for every opportunity, there is a responsibility and for every
appointment, there is accountability before men and Allah .”
In its message, FOMWAN congratulated Oloyede on his new
appointment, urging him to use his past experience in educational
sector to correct the deficiencies at the Board.
While rejoicing with Oloyede, FOMWAN in a statement by her National
Public Relations Officer, Alhaja Sururah Oyero , called on him to fear
Allah in his stewardship by being just and fair to all regardless of
their tribes or religious affinity.
The Muslim Community of Oyo State advised Oloyede to accelerate pro-
active reforms in JAMB to the benefit of teeming Nigerian youths
desirous of admissions into tertiary institutions.
Its Chairman, Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni, thanked Allah for Oloyede’s
Sani urged him to be wary of psychophants capable of derailing him.
In the same vein, Engr. Abdulwaheed Odeyimka, the National President
of UNIFEMGA, described Oloyede’s appointment as “well deserved,
putting the right peg in the right hole”.
Odeyimka said as alumni with interest in educational development, they
expressed worries on the policy summersault by previous JAMB
administrators to the detriment of millions of Nigerian students
seeking admission into tertiary institutions.
MSSN in its felicitation message signed by Mushafau Alaran , B Zone
Coordinator, thanked Allah for making Oloyede the new Registrar in
JAMB as he will bring his experiences to bear in reforming the Board.
“You may need to keep sycophants at bay, and assemble the best,
upright, God-fearing and seasoned administrators and technocrats to
achieve the best for the Nigerian students, ” MSSN stated in its
MURIC in its message signed by Prof. Ishaq Akintola, its Director, said:
“We rejoice with him and wish him a successful tenure. Given his wide
experience in university administration, we have no doubt that he
would bring positive changes to the national examination body. ”
MURIC advised the new Registrar to immediately stop all early morning
JAMB examinations, which start by 6.30am, as it exposed young
Nigerians to serious danger, saying the security situation in the
country is not yet conducive for such early morning examinations.
Malam Idris Usman, the Muslim Consultative Forum Coordinator, urged
Oloyede to urgently bring his wealth of experience as a seasoned
administrator to bear to correct all the anomalies in the agency.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday announced the
appointment of Oloyede as the new Registrar of JAMB alongside 16
other headd of educational institutions in the country.
Before his appointment, Oloyede was the former Vice Chancellor of
University of Ilorin and the current Secretary-General of Nigerian
Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.