Immediate past Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), emeritus professor Dibu Ojerinde, have been commended for the revolutionary policies he initiated while in office.
The Conference of Oke-Ogun Obas and Chiefs in a statement on Wednesday, described Ojerinde as “an innovator per excellence and a true agent of positive change”.
After nine years as head of the examination body, Ojerinde was replaced last month with Prof. Ishaq Oloyede.
The Oke-Ogun monarchs, in a statement signed by their chairman and secretary, the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdul-Ganiyu Salawu and the Amunijio of Ijio, Oba Gabriel Okunade, said:
“Emeritus Professor Dibu Ojerinde is a worthy ambassador of Oke-Ogun, Oyo State and Nigeria. We are proud of him for bringing unprecedented transformation to the conduct of examinations in the country. An innovator per excellence and a true agent of positive change, the foremost professor of Test and Measurement demonstrated commitment in his service to Nigeria and showed good examples in public service. We are confident that posterity will justify his good intentions.
“We also pray for his successor, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, whom we learnt, has distinguished himself in various previous appointments. May God grant him success in the new task”.
A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Jimoh Afees, also lauded the former JAMB and NECO chief, noting that he brought excellence to the conduct of public examinations in the country.
Hon Afees described Ojerinde’s tenure as “a moment of pure excellence” that will remain a watershed in JAMB’s history and the conduct of public examination in the country.”
Ojerinde was the pioneer head of National Examinations Council (NECO) before he was moved to JAMB.