The Management of the Bayelsa Medical University(BMU) Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has paid a courtesy visit to the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede. The Management team, led by the ProChancellor, Emeritus Prof. Nimi Briggs, stated that they were in JAMB to seek closer ties with the Board and to tap from the rich leadership qualities of the JAMB helmsman.
The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Port-Harcourt commended Prof. Oloyede for his leading role in the fight against examination malfeasance since his assumption of office as the 5th Registrar of the Board. He said, “Prof. Oloyede has turned the Board into an exemplar of excellence and innovations in Nigeria. The country deserves more of you to propel her development. You are a role model for aspiring leaders who want to emulate a life of honesty and integrity.” Presenting the newly-accredited programmes of the university for inclusion in the Board’s automated admission platform otherwise known as the Central Admissions Processing System(CAPS) to the Registrar, the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Ebitimitula Nicholas Etebu, presented a three-point request to the Board, one of which is the inclusion of the recentlyapproved nine programmes of the BMU into the Board’s system as well as the accreditation of the institution’s ICT centre for the Board’s Computer-Based Testing programme.
The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, thanked the visitors saying he was happy and honoured to have his “senior Professor” in his office. He said, “On behalf of the Board, I wish to thank the Management team of the University of Medical Sciences, Bayelsa, for this visit. Let me particularly welcome our very senior Professor who is here as the Head of the delegation.” Prof. Nimi Briggs is respected not only in Nigeria but in the whole of Africa for his achievements in health education. He has paid his dues with credibility, honour and anywhere he is, he is seen as someone who has a rich pedigree.” He assured the team that the Board would do its best within the confines of the law to honour their requests while reassuring them of the continued support of the Board where necessary.