Nigerian High Commissioner To UK Lauds Oloyede’s Acchievements

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The Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His

Excellency, Ambassador Sarafa
Tunji Ishola, has commended the
Registrar of the Joint Admissions
and Matriculation Board (JAMB),
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede for his resilience, prudence, integrity, innovation, and loyalty to the Board.
The High Commissioner gave
the commendation when the Registrar paid him a courtesy visit
on Friday, January 27, 2023, at
the Nigerian High Commission
in London.

The High Commissioner described Prof. Oloyede as a symbol of all that is good, citing the legacies he bequeathed while he held sway as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, which he noted had earned the university commendable ranking and recognition on the global stage.

Ambassador Ishola said the
cordial relationship between the
students and the university authorities under his leadership
gave rise to the uncommon feats
recorded during his tenure as
the students saw him as a father,
brother, and friend.
His Excellency also stated that
he was not surprised that such a
feat is being replicated in JAMB,
which along with unprecedented
innovations, had substantially and
positively changed its narratives.
He also commended Prof.
Oloyede for his humility, which
according to him is uncommon in
a person so highly placed adding
that the country would continue
to celebrate him.

Earlier, the Registrar had expressed appreciation to the High
Commissioner for the warm reception accorded him and members of his delegation in addition to creating time to personally receive them in spite of his tightschedule.
He said his mission was to discuss with the High Commissioner on the possibility of scouting for a centre to partner with the Board for the conduct of UTME in the United Kingdom, identify what is needed, while the High Commissioner would be expected to sign an MoU on behalf of the Board with such a centre on a wide range of issues ranging from registration to examination of prospective candidates.

He also urged His Excellency
to assign a Desk Officer from the
High Commission to serve as the
Liaison Officer between the centre and the Board.

Prof. Oloyede also expressed
appreciation for the constant support rendered by the High Commission in all its outings in the United Kingdom, especially with regard to the conduct of the 2022 UTME in London.

He noted that with the coming
up on stream of the proposed
centre, the services of the Board
would be brought closer to the end
users in the United Kingdom.
He also briefed the High Commissioner about the scheduled meeting with the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services of the United Kingdom on areas of mutual benefit.

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