The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says fresh applicants for driver’s licence must score at least 60 per cent in the newly-introduced Computer-Based Test (CBT) to be eligible.
Its Sector Commander in Oyo State, Mrs Uche Chukwurah, made this known while receiving Mr Olagoke Olatoye, the Zonal Manager of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), South-West, on Tuesday in Ibadan.
Mrs Uche Chukwurah, FRSC Sector Commander in Oyo State, presenting a plague to Mr Olagoke Olatoye, South-West Zonal Manager of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ibadan.
Chukwurah said: “Fresh driver’s licence applicants are expected to score 60 per cent benchmark and, thereafter, print their driving school certificates before commencing the process of obtaining the licence.”
She said that those who failed to make the benchmark would be given seven days to brush up and come back for the resit of the examination.
Chukwurah said that the corps decided to introduce the CBT because it discovered that most Road Traffic Crashes (RTC) were caused by human factors.
“FRSC has discovered that RTC is majorly caused by human factor as it has larger per cent for the cause of crashes on the road.
“If we get our drivers properly tested, trained and certified to drive on the roads, we will be crashing the crashes to a very large extent,” she said.
The sector commander said issuance of driver’s licence would not be by proxy, adding that each applicant must present himself or herself for data capturing.
She, thereafter, called for more media collaboration to enable FRSC to achieve its corporate strategic goals for 2021.
She, however, acknowledged the robust relationship between FRSC and NAN.
“There is hardly any programme we have that NAN is not involved.
“We have a robust relationship with NAN, and we are not giving it up to anybody.
“We will stop at nothing to ensure that the relationship is strengthened and sustained,” she said.
Chukwurah, however, presented a plague to the agency in appreciation of its support toward effective coverage of the command’s programme.
Earlier, Olatoye informed the sector commander that his visit was to sustain the existing relationship between the agency and the corps.
He said that NAN, as a leading news agency in Africa, would work with the command toward accomplishing its corporate strategic goals. (NAN).