THE immediate past Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor, Dibu Ojerinde, has said his removal was not occasioned by rumoured disagreement he had with the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
Professor Dibu Ojerinde, Ex-JAMB Registrar
He said contrary to reports that he had misunderstanding with the minister, there was no such thing, adding that he had prepared his mind for the removal several months before it was finally announced. He appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari and the minister for giving him the opportunity to stay in office till the time he was removed. The professor of Test and Measurement and pioneer Registrar/CEO of the National Examination Council (NECO) said this during a thanksgiving service at the First Baptist Church, Igboho, Oyo State.
He said he was grateful to all Nigerians, especially former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan as well as President Buhari, for believing in him and giving the opportunities to serve his country. “I have always believed in God’s timing. I had prepared my mind that anything could happen and this development did not meet me unexpectedly. Even when I met with the minister, he said he would have loved that I finished my term, I told him that it was God’s time and that God’s time is always the best.”
”I am grateful to him and to President Buhari as well as his predecessors in office, Chief Obasanjo and Dr Jonathan. In fact, I am grateful to all Nigerians for giving me the platforms to serve my country in the last 25 years.”
Before his appointment as JAMB boss, he was first appointed as the Director of Monitoring, National Primary Education Commission in 1990, and had since served in several capacities in the education sector including the National Board for Education Measurement, Minna, which later became NECO.