Dr. Thomas Ndayiye Kolo was born in 1950 and had his primary and teachers’ college through the assistance of the missionaries in 1965 and 1971 respectively. He attended the Advanced Teachers’ College in Kano, ABU Zaria and University of Ibadan. From these schools, he was able to receive his Standard Seven, Grade II, NCE, B.Ed, M.Ed and Ph.D certificates. For his M.Ed. and Ph.D degrees, he was able to study Educational Evaluation at the University of Ibadan.
As part of his experience, he was a teacher in the primary school, secondary schools, teachers’ college, a lecturer at the School of Midwifery, College of Education and universities; principal and chief examiner at the State Ministry of Education; English Language Moderator for National Board for Educational Measurement (NBEM); Head, Research and Development Division of JAMB; Head, Research Monitoring and Evaluation Department in JAMB; Director, Quality Assurance Department in JAMB; Chief Coordinator of UTME in JAMB; Member, Constitution Drafting Committee of National Conference for Educational Assessment (NCEA); Part-time lecturer, ABU and UDU from 2013 to 2016; Secretary, National Conference on Educational Assessment; Secretary, Role of JAMB in Higher Education Management; Secretary, Task Force on Vision 2010 Committee on Education; Secretary, LOC, AEAA; Chairman, Publication Sub-Committee of AEAA; Secretary, AEAA Journal. He is a member of Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) and also the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA).
For research experiences, Dr. Kolo has delivered numerous public lectures, written JAMB monitoring reports, JAMB research projects, JAMB book projects, had workshop presentations, author of national and international conference papers/proceedings, contributed in the Federal Ministry of Education directed projects and adhoc activities in JAMB and other organisations.
In 2010, Dr. Kolo retired from Federal Civil Service as a Director in JAMB and immediately thereafter, he was recalled as a Contract Officer in JAMB for two years because of his performance. Presently, he is a document reviewer for National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB); Supervisor for the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) and of recent, appointed as the Registrar of the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU) and Registrar, Michael and Cecilia College of Education (MCFCOE).
Since the establishment of the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU) in 2015, the Registry Department was immediately put in place. The Registry was first headed by Elder Johnson A. Okwudei. After few months, he resigned his appointment and a new Registrar was appointed by name Dr. T.N. Kolo, a former Director of Quality Assurance in JAMB. The new Registrar resumed work on 2nd April, 2016 till date.