The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Academy in Udi, Enugu State, now has the capability to award post-graduate diploma and masters in road safety after the academy’s affiliate status with the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO.
The FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, made this known in Abuja during a visit to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
Oyeyemi also disclosed that the management of FUTO had developed a syllabus for road safety which has been approved by its senate.
He stated further that it was part of efforts to upgrade the Academy to a degree awarding institution.
The Corp marshal also said the FRSC was directed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to the University for affiliation because the university offers Transport Management Technology besides Sociology and Psychology
We have met with the Executive Secretary of NUC, who referred us to the Federal University of Technology, Owerri to be affiliated to it. So that we can start with affiliation status, that’s actually what the law requires to be awarding post-graduate diplomas and masters in road safety and related courses. It’s a synergy between the FRSC and the university and the university has already worked out the syllabus. The University’s Senate has already approved it,” the FRSC boss said.
He said the FRSC Academy was the first and only road safety academy in Africa where road safety officers get trained.
He said it would also be the first-degree awarding institution in the same discipline when the NUC finally approves it.