The Team Leader of Ace
Centre Driving School, Mr Nduka Ejoh has called on the Rivers State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to set certain standard of requirement for the driving schools in the state.
Ejor, who made the call in an interview with our correspondent in his office in Port Harcourt on Monday, said such standard would help in ensuring that qualified and safe drivers were trained and produced into the society.
According to him, the FRSC, as one of the regulators of road transport business in the country should look inwards and ensure that the ‘modus operadum’ of the various driving schools are not below standard by regularly accessing such schools, their training vehicles and their business premises.
He noted with dismay the use of rickets vehicles in the business, saying that the focus of such driving schools is not solely of providing quality services to the public but for financial gains.
The team leader opined that to accredit driving schools after payment of certain fees is not the best, stressing that such sub-standard schools cannot produce safe and quality drivers.
“Let all training schools have standard vehicles, an instructor with professional training to train others,” he maintained, adding that the FRSC in the state should be thorough and take time to accredit those qualified driving schools for the interest of the motoring public and other road users.
He hinted that closing down a driving school for whatever reason is not the best rather they should encourage such schools to attain standard before accreditation, saying they should help them build capacity required to operate.
He, however, commended the corps in the state for their on-going inspection of driving schools, saying that it is a welcomed development to check and revalidate the driving schools, expressing optimism that with time they will improve.
On why Ace Centre driving school is being regarded as unique, Ejoh said they are thorough, not in a hurry and do not compromise in their training activities and quality of their customers for the interest of the society, stressing that they truly want to be responsible as professional managers in the business.