AWAU: JAMB Will Continue To Play Leading Role For Institutions In Nigeria, Africa – Prof. Oloyede

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Impressed by the successes recorded by the Association of West African Universities (AWAU) in its task of bringing together scholars from across the sub-region, the Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board(JAMB) has pledged its continued support to the Association.
The Registrar made the pledge when the newly-elected executives of the Association paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
According to the Registrar, the Board would continue to partner with AWAU to promote and advance tertiary institutions across West Africa as well as network with other similar bodies in other sub-regions of the continent to advance the cause of AWAU in Africa.
Jambulletin reports AWAU was conceived in 2011 with the aims of initiating collaboration among Universities in West Africa,
enhance higher education, promote infrastructural and manpower development in the sub-region within the ambit of the Association of African Universities (AAU).
The Registrar, who was impressed
with the achievements of AWAU
since inception, disclosed that the
coexistence of the meeting of AWAU and U-6 which Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa, belongs to, was momentous and capable of fostering the much-needed Pan-African unity.
He stated that in the long run, such synergy would promote trans-national research and development, adding that Pan-African unity is the goal.
He, therefore, tasked education
stakeholders to work together to
promote the educational and
cultural resources of their respective countries through regular exchange programmes.
He stated that when this kind of
opportunity to bring African
countries together under which ever  platform presented itself, it is also helping to promote what JAMB was established to do, which is to attract candidates, who possess requisite qualifications for admission into institutions of their dreams, irrespective of where they come from.
He averred that it was one of the reasons the Board encouraged
students from all over the world to
experience the Nigerian tertiary
institution system through its
internationalisation drive and
establishment of foreign
examination centrees.
This is why JAMB mandate goes
beyond Nigeria. Hence, we have
examination centres in many parts of the world notably Ghana, the Gambia, Saudi Arabia,  Cameroon, and others.
These centers are to serve, not only Nigerians who reside in those countries but also non-Nigerians desirous of experiencing the Nigerian education system.
“Since it is better to look inwards
than outwards, this is why as a
Board, we are promoting the inter-
connectivity among African
countries.”
Earlier, the Chairman of AWAU, Prof.Johnson Boampong, who is also the Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, commended JAMB for its various initiatives and its impact on tertiary education in
Nigeria and the West African sub-
region in general.

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