JAMB: Former INEC Chairman To Head Admission Committee : The Joint Admissions and matric Board has inaugurated a committee on the internalization of admission into tertiary establishments in Nigeria, that is to be chaired by a former Chairman of the freelance National Electoral Commission, academician Attahiru Jega.
The vertical Registrar, academician Is-haq Oloyede, United Nations agency inaugurated the committee, same its duty was to place in situ the machinery to draw in foreign students into Nigerian tertiary establishments, ranging from the 2019/2020 school term.
Oloyede same that members of the committee embrace a former Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University, academician Olugbemiro Jegede, and a former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, academician Olushola Oyewole and 7 others.
Jega had reportedly joined the People’s Redemption Party on August three and he was same to own been appointed to go a committee within the party, prior to the 2023 general elections.
Meanwhile, vertical same in its weekly bulletin obtained by our correspondent on weekday that the Jega-led admission committee is predicted to come back up with ways on international admissions, partnerships and tutorial programmes, further because the promotion of foreign language programmes.
The board same, “The immediate past Chairman of INEC, academician Attahiru Jega, has been appointed as Chairman of the Committee on group action of Admissions into Tertiary instructional establishments in Nigeria. The committee was planned throughout the 2019 Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities in Egypt in July.
“The vertical registrar same putting in place the committee had become necessary within the read of the prevailing localisation of tertiary establishments within the country. The committee is inspired to support tertiary establishments, notably the schools, on a way to attract foreign candidates into the Nigerian education system.
“The Jega-led committee is additionally charged with suggesting veritable means that through that the foreign centres of vertical will attract a lot of candidates, particularly Nigerians within the diaspora, to use for admission in Nigerian universities.”
According to the bulletin, the previous INEC Chairman same, “I have older the terms of reference underscoring the intention of the board to internationalise the nation’s universities. If this can be achieved, it’ll improve the rating of our universities and appreciate their capability to contend with their international counterparts.”