Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has handed over the Baton of the leadership of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to Fabian Benjamin Okoro who is the director of information technology services of JAMB following the expiration of his tenure as JAMB boss and the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to announce either his replacement or reappointment.
Prof. Oloyede, who was appointed as the Registrar of the Agency on August 1st 2016, has completed his five-year term of office at the weekend. He has been praised by many for reportedly turning around the examination body, especially in the areas of financial discipline, accountability and war against examination malpractices.
According to the information gathered, prof. Oloyede’s decision to hand over to Mr Fabian Okoro was due to the directive by the ministry of education that all the concerned chief executives should hand over to the most senior directors in their agencies.
Mr Fabian Okoro, who joined JAMB in 1993 as a programmer and was appointed a deputy director in 2018, is said to be the most senior director in the establishment.
He is a graduate of Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) and holds a Master of Science in Computer Science with option of internet computing from the University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom in 2007.
After working for JAMB as a programmer for three years, the new acting registrar was promoted as a senior programme in 1996 and became a chief system analyst in 2002 and an assistant director in 2006.
He is said to have contributed significantly to the reform in the information technology unit of the examination body having received nudge and support from Mr Oloyede who reportedly brought new innovations to the body’s operations since his appointment five years ago.
At the moment, it is not certain if President Buhari will reappoint Prof Oloyede as no official statement has been made regarding this by the education ministry.