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|Lagos To Standardise Driving Schools by Horus(m): 7:35pm On Dec 05, 2012|
Lagos to standardise driving schools
December 1 2012
The Lagos State Government will soon inaugurate the standardization of driving schools in order to reduce accidents and ensure the safety of road users. The Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, who said this at a meeting with Nigeria Driving School Proprietor Association, added that commencement of the programme is very important, because it plays a prominent role in determining the quality of drivers on the road. Opeifa said the era when low quality driving schools, incompetent instructors or drivers who do not understand the rudiment of driving are recommended for drivers’ license is gone. The Commissioner said that with the standardization, a uniform curriculum would be introduced for the driving schools to ensure all intending drivers acquire the necessary training. He urged the association to ensure that the proprietors upgrade their schools, adding that the state government would soon embark on their inspection. He said at the end of the exercise, a compendium on driving schools would be published to guide intending drivers in knowing those approved by the government. Opeifa, promised that the government would support the schools, especially in the area of instructional materials, as well as ensuring that professional drivers, who failed to qualify for the Drivers’ Institute re – certification training, undergo a compulsory training in the standardized driving schools. The Commissioner urged the association to cooperate in sanitizing and standardizing the schools, adding that the effort is to uplift their image as well as ensure that only competent and qualified drivers handle the steering. He implored them to ensure that all instructors are well trained and are exposed to modern driving techniques, adding that vehicles of intending drivers should be roadworthy. On his part, the Vice Chairman of the association, Mr Oladipupo Yusuf, commended the state government,even as he and promised that they would collaborate in eliminating the services of incompetent drivers and reducing road accidents.
|Re: Lagos To Standardise Driving Schools by pato405: 3:28pm On Dec 22, 2012|
Fashola leads, others follow. this is a welcomed development. hopefully, we hall soon stop to see old rickety jalopy miserable VW beetles traipsing down our roads in the name of Driving tutorials and constituting nuisance to other road users. wonder what makes driving schools believe that only such ridiculous junkies are good enough to teach learners. As much as learners are not asking for Limo or Hummer, a starlet at least should be okay.
Again, not every Tom or Harry can arbitrarily hit the roads as learner or tutor.
Rili welcomed move !
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