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Open University set to open FRSC study centre

18 February 2015, 08:45 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) said it is ready to formally open a study centre at the National Headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

Officials of the University expressed satisfaction with the facilities available at the centre.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of administration of the university, Prof Nebath Tanglang, disclosed this during a visit by a team of the university to the Corps’ Headquarters in Abuja.

According to him, after considering the requirements for setting up a functional study centre run by the University, the team is satisfied the FRSC has met the set criteria.

He said the study centre will address staff’s demands for higher education.

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"The centre will serve the needs not only the staff of the FRSC, but other Nigerians who are desirous of benefiting from the system," he said.

The official called on the FRSC Management to brace up to the challenges that came up with the upsurge of students from outside the FRSC by expanding the available facilities.

“From what we have seen here in the FRSC in the course of our visitation, we can confirm that there are adequate facilities on ground to meet the requirements for the setting up of a study centre run by the university,"  Tanglang said.
Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, thanked NOUN for considering FRSC as one of its study centres in the country.

He said FRSC would do all that is possible to ensure that the centre offers the best facilities to its students.

Oyeyemi said the need for the study centre became imperative following the commitment of the management to address staff’s capacity development needs.

His vision is to see that within the next five years of opening the FRSC Study Centre, the facility would have staff who are holders of Masters and Doctorate Degrees.

"To this end, I want to assure you that we would do everything possible to support the centre so that it can become one of the best in the country," he said.

- CAJ News


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