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Professor Dibu Ojerinde – Former JAMB Registrar

Professor Dibu Ojerinde – Former JAMB Registrar
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Dibu Ojerinde is a Nigerian professor of Tests and Measurement, educational administrator and a former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

He was born in Igboho, Oyo State, Nigeria. He attended Wesley College, Ibadan where he received the Teacher Grade 11 Certificate (TC) in 1964. He later attended Adeyemi College of Education where he obtained the Nigeria Certificate in Education (N.C.E) in 1968. He proceeded to the to the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University for a Bachelor of Science (B.sc) degree in education in 1973 and a Master of Education (M.Ed) in 1975. He later proceeded to Cornell University, Ithaca, New York where he received a Ph.D degree in Educational measurement in 1978.

He became a Professor of Tests and Measurement in October 1986. He began his career as a secondary school teacher in 1965 at Laogun Methodist Grammar School. He joined the services of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1973 and was appointed a Director of Institute of Education in the same university in 1984. He is the first Nigerian Professor of Tests and Measurement. In 1990, he was appointed as the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, National Primary Education Commission (NPEC).

In 1991, he was appointed as the Director and Consultant at Centre for Educational Management (CEM), Federal Ministry of Education. After his tenure in 1992, he was appointed as the Registrar of the National Board for Educational Measurement, NBEM. He held this position for 7years (992 – 1990). Shortly after he left NBEM, he was appointed as the Registrar of National Examination Council (NECO). He held this position for 8years (1999 – 2007). After his tenure in 2007, he was appointed as Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, a position he held for 9 years (2007 – 2016).

Prof. Ojerinde is the president of the International Association for Educational Assessment, IAEA, vice president of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa, AEAA, member of the Nigerian Psychological Association, NPA and member of the Educational Studies Association of Nigeria.

 


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