ABUJA – Prof. Nebath Tanglang, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has said that a study centre would soon be opened at the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Abuja.
He said this was based on satisfactory condition of facilities at the centre.
This is contained in statement signed by Route Commander Sani Abdullahi, Media Assistant to the FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, in Abuja.
Tanglang had led a team to the centre after which he briefed FRSC management on the outcome of the visitation.
He expressed satisfaction with the level of facilities.
According to him, after considering the requirements for setting up a functional study centre, the team is quite satisfied that the FRSC has met the set criteria.
He stressed that very soon, the university would formally open the centre to address FRSC’s staff demands for higher education.
“We have seen in the course of this visitation that adequate facilities are on ground to meet the requirements for setting up a study centre run by the university.
“But it must be pointed out that there could be upsurge in number of students who would come from outside the FRSC to make use of the centre,” Tanglang said.
He also congratulated the FRSC for the confirmation of the centre and stressed the need to expand the available facilities to accommodate the anticipated upsurge in students enrollment.
Corps Marshal Oyeyemi thanked NOUN for considering FRSC as one of its centres in the country.
He further said that he would do everything possible to ensure that the centre offered the best facilities to its students.
“The need for the FRSC study centre became imperative following the commitment of the management to addressing staff capacity development needs and my personal desire to see that they add value to their intellectual endowments.
“As part of the holistic plans to have intellectually developed workforce, efforts are on the way to incorporate the programmes of the university with that of the participants of the FRSC’s basic training programme.
“My vision is to see that within the next five years of opening the FRSC study Centre, we would have staff who are holders of Master’s and Doctorate Degrees,” he said.
The Corps Marshal assured the team that FRSC would do everything possible to support the centre so that it could become one of the best in the country.
The statement said the team inspected FRSC’s facilities at Wuse Zone 7 before coming to Wuse Zone 3.
As part of the briefing, the report of the on-the-spot assessment was presented to the Corps Marshal.
It will be recalled that the management of the NOUN had, in 2014, given probational approval to open the FRSC study centre.
Tuesday’s visit was a confirmation of the earlier approval, with the team expressing happiness at the willingness of the FRSC to provide educational opportunity for its staff.