UI APPROVES A DRIVER’S LICENSE CENTER IN THE INSTITUTION
The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the prestigious University of Ibadan, Prof. K.O. Adebowale mni, FAS, has approved the establishment of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) driver’s license centre in the University.
Prof. Adebowale made this known while responding to the request of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Oyo State Command at the courtesy visit made by the Commission in his office recently. He assured the Commission that the university already has a facility that could serve the purpose and it will be equipped for the center.
The State Sector Commander, Corp Commander Uche Winifred Chukwurah speaking prior to the VC’s approval, congratulated the VC on his appointment as the 13th Vice Chancellor of the great citadel of learning wishing him a successful tenure. She also made a request to establish a driver’s license unit within the four walls of the institution to ensure easy access to licensing services by the university community. While making her request, she also presented the commission’s programme schedule for the university which includes training of drivers that plies the university road for a token and free sensitization programme on safety for motorists and drivers in the university.
Recalling the cordial relationship that has always existed between the commission and the university, Corp Commander Chukwura stated that a much more cordial relationship could be established with the support of the University. This, she says, would involve the management of the rush hour traffic at the UI gate, regular sensitization of the university community and training of Drivers on highway safety and minimizing road accidents, among others.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adebowale applauded the effort of the commission in the time past in managing the safety of the motorists and establishing the Special Marshalls Unit 47 in the University, which intervention he noted, has helped in tackling traffic challenges faced by the university. He therefore he reassured the commission of the university’s support for its programmes.
The Vice Chancellor informed Corp Commander Chukwura of the effort of the University to educate her community on Road use and Safety through a regular sensitization programme called ‘University and you’ on the university radio (Diamond FM), which is anchored by the university FRSC Special Marshal Unit.
On the visit with the Corp Commander were the Deputy Corp Commander, Olalekan Morakinyo, and Superintendent Route Commander, Samson Dairo among others.
Present to receive the guests with the Vice Chancellor were the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC Academics), Prof. Aderonke Bayeroju, the Deputy Registrar, (VC’s office, Mrs). Morenike Afolabi and the Public Relations Officers, Mrs. Adejoke Akinpelu. Also present were members of the University Special Marshal Unit, led by the Unit Commander, Prof. Fagboola among others.