The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, has been appointed Emeritus Professor of Education at the Obafemi Awolowo University.
The appointment which made him the second ever to attain that position in his faculty after the late Emeritus Professor Babatunde Fafunwa was made by the university’s Governing Council and communicated to him this week.
Dibu Ojerinde who is the first Nigerian Professor of Tests and Measurement has served in various capacities before his current position in JAMB. In 1990, he was appointed as the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, National Primary Education Commission (NPEC), a tenure that elapsed in 1991. In 1991 he was appointed as the Director and Consultant at Centre for Educational Measurement (CEM), Federal Ministry of Education. After his tenure in 1992, he was appointed as the Registrar of the National Board for Educational Measurement, NBEM. He held this position for 7 years (1992 – 1999).
Shortly after his tenure as of the National Board for Educational Measurement (NBEM) in 1999, he was appointed as the Registrar of National Examination Council, NECO. He held this position for 8 years (1999 – 2007). After his tenure in 2007, he was appointed as Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, a position he held for 5 years (2007-2012) and was reappointed on 10 April 2012.
Reacting to the development, Ojerinde said he was grateful to God for taking him to the top of his academic career. He however restated his commitment to do more for the uplift of education in the country.
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