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JAMB appoints Jega to head admission committee


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has inaugurated a committee on the internalisation of admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria, which is to be chaired by a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC], Prof Attahiru Jega.

The JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, who inaugurated the committee, said its duty was to put in place the machinery to attract foreign students into Nigerian tertiary institutions, starting from the 2019/2020 academic session

Oloyede said that members of the committee include a former Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University, Prof Olugbemiro Jegede, and a former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Prof Olushola Oyewole and seven others.

Jega had reportedly joined the People’s Redemption Party on August 3 and he was said to have been appointed to head a committee in the party, ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Meanwhile, JAMB said in its weekly bulletin obtained by our correspondent on Monday that the Jega-led admission committee is expected to come up with strategies on international admissions, partnerships and academic programmes, as well as the promotion of foreign language programmes.

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