The newly appointed Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has said that in his time as JAMB boss, he would pursue a five-point agenda.

The agenda, as listed by him, focused on enhanced staff welfare, discipline, improved technology, transparency and advanced networking.

He also noted that the task of improving on the work done by his predecessor was a collective one.

Oloyede said this on Monday when he took over from Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, who he hailed for making JAMB great, Punch reports.

He said, “Whether my period here is short, truncated or long, what is important is to do my bit and leave the stage better than we met it, just as my predecessors have done. Setting the stage is a collective responsibility and we all have to make this great Board even greater.

“The time is short and we need to hit the ground running, with the fervent hope that the same support you accorded my predecessors which was instrumental to their success, will be accorded me too.

“Each of us was being patriotic to his constituency at that time. I sincerely believe that when you look back, you won’t have a cause to shake your head in contempt of what the JAMB you left has become.”

The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin and Secretary-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, explained that while JAMB was already great, there was room to make some changes.

“I am inheriting a great JAMB but there is still sufficient room for improvement so that the Board can even be greater if we all change accordingly,” he said.

Ojerinde, on his part, called on the staff and Directors to support Oloyede the same way they supported him.

“I am sure you (Oloyede) will make things better than you found it. I am not surprised you are coming,” he added.

Earlier, students have congratulated Oloyede and urged him not to disappoint.

The students under the aegis of Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit told Oloyede that his new position would either make or mar him.

Amir (President) of the MSSN Lagos, Saheed Ashafa, said, “We urge all the newly appointed chiefs to ensure that their appointment put their agencies on a right footing and restore their standards.”

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