After reports circulated about the removal of
Ojerinde and 16 other heads of agencies in the
Ministry of Education on August 1, it was
rumoured that the JAMB Registrar, whose
second tenure was to expire April 2017, was
removed because he had differences with the
It was implied that there was a rift due to the
withdrawal of the 2016 JAMB admission
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Ojerinde during a thanksgiving service held in
his honour at the First Baptist Church,
Igboho, Oyo State, maintained that he knew of
his removal several hours before the
announcement and, in fact, sent a text to the
minister on the same day to appreciate him.
The Presidency announced that 17 new chief
executives are set to be hired under the aegis
of the Ministry of Education.