JAMB appoints Former INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega

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Atahiru Jaga

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has been appointed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to chair its newly inaugurated committee on the internalisation of admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Prof. Ishaq Oloyele, the JAMB Registrar, who inaugurated the committee, pointed out that its duty was to put in place the machinery to attract foreign students into Nigerian tertiary institutions, starting from the 2019/2020 academic session.

He further disclosed 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.

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.