REGISTRAR of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, has been reappointed for another term of five years. The President’s approval was conveyed to the JAMB Registrar by the Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i.
She noted that the tenure takes effect from April 10, 2012. Prof. Rufa’i called on the registrar to rededicate himself to the success of the Transformation Agenda of the President and sustain the good work and reforms going on in the examination body. Ojerinde said after receiving the appointment letter that he was excited and could not believe it and assured of his commitment to achieve more in JAMB in the years ahead.
The registrar who was first appointed as the Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB in April 2007, was born in Igboho, Oyo State. He was educated at Wesley College, Ibadan ( TC II -1964), Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo (NCE – 1968), University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) (B.Sc.- 1973 & M.Ed- 1975) and Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (Ph.D -1978). He became a Professor in October 1986.
Ojerinde is an Academic and Administrator
He taught briefly at Laogun Methodist Grammar School, Ibadan (1965), Iseyin District Grammar School, Iseyin (1970), College of Advanced Studies, Kano (1975) and University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife between 1973 and 1990.
He was the Director, Institute of Education in the same university between 1984 and 1990. Ojerinde is the first Nigerian Professor of Tests and Measurement.
He was pioneer Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, National Primary Education Commission (NPEC), 1990 – 1991, first Director/Consultant, Centre for Educational Measurement, CEM, Federal Ministry of Education 1991 – 1992, the first Registrar/Chief Executive, National Board for Educational Measurement, NBEM, 1992 – 1999 and the first Registrar/Chief Executive, National Examinations Council, NECO, 1999 – 2007. Ojerinde authored and co-authored several books, manuscripts, monographs including published and unpublished articles.
He was the Editor, Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Education and is currently involved in the development of aptitude tests for Junior Secondary Schools in Nigeria. Ojerinde belongs to several professional bodies both at home and abroad.
He is the President of the International Association for Educational Assessment, IAEA and the vice-president of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa, AEAA, and a member of the Nigerian Psychological Association, NPA, Educational Studies Association of Nigeria, among others.