OJERINDE,Prof Adedibu


Igboho, Oyo State




Bachelor of science (B.sc) degree in education in 1973 and a Master of education (M. Ed) in 1975

He is Nigeria’s first Professor of Tests and Measurement, educational administrator and a former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.
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State of Origin: Oyo
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Profession University Lecturer , Adminstration
Working Experience He began his career as a secondary school teacher in 1965 at Laogun Methodist Grammar School. He left to Ibada Iseyin District Grammar School, Iseyin in 1970 and later College of Advanced Studies, Kano in 1975. 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, a tenure that ended in 1990
Previous Appointments:

he was appointed the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 10 April 2012 – 1 August, 2016
Registrar of National Examination Council, NECO (1999–2007)
Registrar of National Board for Educational Measurement, NBEM

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
Member of the Educational Studies Association of Nigeria.

. He attended Wesley College, Ibadan where he received the Teacher Grade II Certificate Examinations (TC II) 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 prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University. . He obtained his Doctorate Degree in Tests and Measurement from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York in 1978.

Oluomo of Igboho Land, Olunla of Oke-Ogun and Aare Fimogboye of the Source

In recognition of services rendered to his fatherland and other contributions to national development, he was awarded the national honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the President and Commander- in- Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck E. Jonathan, GCFR, on 22nd July, 2010. He was awarded the Best Model Teacher by Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) on 21st October 2010. His other academic distinctions and awards include:

I. University of Ife Studentship Award – September, 1973;

II. Federal Government of Nigeria Post-Graduate Scholarship – October., 1976;

III. Award on British Council Course on Testing for Communicative Programmes – 29 June to 11 July, 1980;

IV. Training on Theory and Practice of the Administration of Public Examination, University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate, June to August, 1986;

V. Commonwealth Fellowship, 1990;

VI. Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, Kenya National Examinations Council, 1993;

VII. Educational Testing Service, 1982 International Program in the Evaluation of Educational Programs.

1.Public Examinations in Nigeria(2011)

2.Contemporary Educational Issues in Nigeria(2011)

3.Introduction to Item Response Theory(2012); and

4.Practical Applications of Item Response Theory in Large Scale Assessment(2014).

As the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), he released the Universities Matriculation Examination (UME) and Monotechnics, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Matriculation Examination (MPCEME) results within a week (2008, 2009) and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results within a week ( 2010, 2011, 2012); 2013 and 2014 UTME –PPT & DBT within a week and releasing the results of 2013 , 2014 & 2015CBT on the examination day; he combined the Universities Matriculation Examination (UME) and Monotechnics, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Matriculation Examination (MPCEME) into one single examination, the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME); he introduced Biometric data Capturing and verification of candidates into examination rooms/halls. Recently, he introduced Computer Based Test (CBT) for both sighted and visually impaired candidates and Dual Based(Computer/Paper Pencil) Test in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME)

Professor Ojerinde is a good golfer and a great follower and supporter of football. He also loves good music

Professor Ojerinde has scored many firsts; he is the first Nigerian Professor of Tests and Measurement. He was pioneer Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, National Primary Education Commission (NPEC), 1990 – 1991, first Director/Consultant, Centre for Educational Measurement (CEM), Federal Ministry of Education 1991 – 1992, the first Registrar/Chief Executive, National Board for Educational Measurement (NBEM), 1992 – 1999 and the first Registrar/Chief Executive, National Examinations Council (NECO), 1999 – 2007. Read more at: https://economicconfidential.com/profile/prof-dibu-ojerinde-new-president-of-global-exam-body/

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