FRSC TRAINING SCHOOL TO AWARD NATIONAL DIPLOMA
The Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi has expressed the Commission's readiness to invest in human capacity development through the provision of adequate training to its staff and members of the public at the FRSC training school, Jos.
Corp Marshal Oyeyemi who stated this during a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE,) Dr. Masa'udu Adamu Kazaure in Kaduna said in order to get approval for the Training school and accreditation of the proposed programme, the Commission was ready to fulfill all requirements necessary to enable it become a Diploma awarding institution.
He noted that though the training institute was established by law, there was need to upgrade it to a self-sustaining academy with a recognized certificate.
He further explained that if given the mandate to start, the Commission will run Road Safety Management and transport related courses, Driving School Training for members of the public and some specialized courses based on the training needs of the Commission. He added that equipping staff of the Commission with requisite training will enable them to be self-reliant even after retirement.
While appealing for a speedy consideration of its proposal, the Corp Marshal noted that the staff of the Commission were overworked as a result of the few training schools across the country, 'Upgrading the Corp Training School in Jos would ease a lot of burden on the over-stretched training schools across the country', he added.
In his response, the Executive Secretary commended the Corp Marshal and his Management for the visit and the efforts towards capacity building of its staff, noting that NBTE will cooperate and support the Commission towards the achievement of its stated goals and objectives.
The Executive Secretary explained that in order to ease the burden of intended operators of polytechnics and similar institutions, the Federal Government reviewed the requirement of 50 hectares of land to 10 hectares. This he said has enabled many proprietors to open private polytechnics across the country. He urged the Corp marshal to also utilize same opportunity to ensure proper accreditation of its training school.
He expressed the readiness of the Board to assist the Commission for the take-off of the proposed programmes, but urged the Commission to submit their letter of intent; this he said will enable immediate kick-off of the processes of getting approval to commence the programmes.