A non-governmental organisation, Exam Ethics Marshall International (EEMI), has voted the registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, as winner of the 2019 Exam Ethics Africa Leadership Impact award.
The founding chairman of the organisation, Mr. Ike Onyechere, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, in Abuja.
Onyechere said the independent award committee of EEMI unanimously voted Oloyede as the winner of the award, following assessments of nominations from various African countries.
According to him, exam malpractices have become a serious challenge which calls for collective responsibility and action, in the best tradition of inter-agency and multi-stakeholder collaboration.
He said, “The award of recognition of his (Oloyede’s) outstanding performance was due to his implementing best practices in the conduct of JAMB examinations.
“His performance, which has motivated and inspired reforms in admission, teaching, examination, certification, registration and regulation processes across Africa, is also a basis for assessment.
“The performance of the registrar has enhanced the integrity and credibility of administration, supervision and monitoring of JAMB exams, especially by engaging vice-chancellors and other top professionals as chief external examiners.”
Onyechere said the award would be presented to Oloyede at the 23rd EEMI conference scheduled for between September 24 and September 27 in Abuja.