Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has appealed to the Federal Ministry of Education to upgrade the FRSC Academy in Udi, Enugu State to a degree awarding institution.
Oyeyemi made the appeal when he led other management team of the corps on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu in his office.
He said that he had met with the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who had allowed the school to be affiliated with the Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]“We have come for a formal discussion with the ministry in respect of FRSC academy in Udi, Enugu state and its training school in Jos.[/penci_blockquote]
He added that the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) had been developing the curriculum for the institution as a prerequisite for the upgrading.
“We have come for a formal discussion with the ministry in respect of FRSC academy in Udi, Enugu state and its training school in Jos.
“We are not asking for funding, but for the upgrading of the schools to a degree awarding institutions, and we believe with the support of the minister, we can achieve this.’’
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In his reaction, the minister assured the management of FRSC of his support and assistance towards the realisation of their demand.
Adamu said that directors in the ministry would work closely with the FRSC to give all necessary assistance for the upgrade.
The corps marshal sometimes in May, 2017, sought FUTO’s consent to start awarding post graduate diplomas.