The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, has been appointed an emeritus professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
He becomes the second ever to attain that position in the university’s Faculty of Education, after the late educationist, Emeritus Professor Babatunde Fafunwa.
The appointment makes Ojerinde a permanent member of staff at the university, taking lectures once in a while and supervising students, though without financial reward.
In his response, Ojerinde, a professor of Education Tests and Measurement at the university, thanked God for a successful career and stated that he will continue to do more for the country’s education sector and humanity in general.
Ojerinde became the pioneer Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examination Council (NECO) in the late 90s, serving in that capacity for two terms before assuming his current position as JAMB Registrar in 2007, a post in which he is also spending a second term.