FRSC pledges to sanction errant driving schools

FRSC officials on duty used to illustrate the story.
FRSC officials on duty used to illustrate the story.

The management of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it is declaring war against driving school certificate racketeering and will not spare anyone caught in the act.

This was made known in a statement made available on Monday evening by the spokesperson of the organisation, Bisi Kazeem.

According to the statement, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said this while addressing the joint body of Association of Driving School Operators of Nigeria (ACDSON) and the Association of Driving School Instructors of Nigeria (ADSIN) during a national workshop on driving schools in Imo State.

The workshop was titled “Promoting Road Safety through Quality Driver Education in Nigeria.”

Mr Oyeyemi urged driving schools to be professional in their operations. He urged participants to use the opportunity to critically examine how they can find new ways of improving the quality of driver’s education and road safety in Nigeria.

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“Corps need the assistance and cooperation of all to succeed in the campaign by putting a firm check on this scourge threatening the security of lives and properties.”

He said some driving schools have been “suspended from the portal for some time now due to sharp practices like illegally graduating trainees in less than the legally prescribed 26 mandatory hours, upload of vehicles in excess of the approved number to illegally increase intake, colluding

with the inspection committee to re-register cars already registered in other states, illegal buy over or acquisition of registered driving school without formal transfer procedure approved by the Corps and many more,” he said.

Mr Oyeyemi said the corps would prosecute any driving school caught in illegal acts.

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The functions of the corps includes making the highways safe for motorists and other road users.

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