By Moses Ebosele –
The revamped website of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Driving School Standardization Programme (DSSP) has recorded 170,505 enrolments.
Meanwhile, 82,086 have graduated from the accredited driving schools while 1103 driving schools have applied for enlistment, leaving 623 certified and 480 not certified.
FRSC in a statement issued by its Head of Media Relations and Strategy, Bisi Kazeem, explained that the revamped Driving School Standardization Programme (DSSP) Web application which came to effect on 1stFebruary 2016 “allow all driving schools across the 36 states of the Federation, including the FCT, to enroll and update trainee records using their usernames and passwords”.
According to him, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi has assured that the Driving School Standardization Programme has sustained its improvement.
Other issues observed after full implementation of the revamp are: driving schools enrolling more than what their facilities can take, multiple logins by driving schools who gave their passwords and usernames out, driving schools updating vehicles that are not branded for training, updating training records for trainees without practical training for 26 sessions before generating a driving school certificate with a unique code which confirms its authenticity.
Against this backdrop, the Corps Marshal noted that the actions the Corps took in revamping the DSSP is to curb the antithetical trend includes the modification of DSSP web application to allow single login; pegging the application to allow driving schools to train based on the facilities they have, that is one Vehicle, one instructor can train eight persons per day, two vehicles two Instructors to train 16 persons per day, in this order; and ensuring that trainings are not backdated.
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