Drivers’ licence applicants to write computer-based test – FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced the commencement of computer-based tests for fresh applicants of the national driver’s licence.
The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, in a statement on Thursday said this method will ensure a safer road use culture and enhance the integrity of the national driver’s license.
He said the test became effective on June 1, 2021 in all the Driving Schools nationwide, adding that this was part of the Driving School Standardisation Programme.
According to him, the introduction of the Computer Based Test is to ensure conformity with globally acceptable standards on drivers training.
Oyeyemi said there is an urgent need to tackle high level of road traffic crashes occurring as a result of human factors, which contribute to more than 75 per cent of road traffic crashes in Nigeria.
“A total of 35 multi-choice questions are to be answered within a duration of 30 minutes and applicants must be able to score 60% and above to secure a pass mark that will guarantee the issuance of their driving certificates,” Oyeyemi said,
“Failure to secure the pass mark will lead to rewriting the test 7 days after.”
He called on the various State Governments to expedite action by ensuring that the State Motor Licensing Authorities key into this life-saving programme as driving schools have been mandated to ensure compliance with immediate effect.
He also advised State Governments to ensure CBT is compulsory for all applicants before driving tests are done.
Add your voice
People reading currently
Election: INEC halts collation of results in Abia, Enugu
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has temporarily halted further collation of governorship election results in some parts of Abia...
Application for 2024 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity Opens
Application Deadline: April 10, 2023 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity is looking for leaders who have the courage and compassion...
MTN, PAU open fellowship for journalists, bloggers
MTN Nigeria Communications Plc and Pan-Atlantic University have announced a call for applications for the Media Innovation Programme (MIP). This...
Global fellowship for social entrepreneurs
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023 Yunus & Youth was founded in 2014 with the support of Nobel Peace Prize laureate...
Unilever to exit home care, skin cleansing business
Fast Moving Consumer Goods company, Unilever Nigeria, has said that it will be exiting the home care and skin cleansing...
USAID brings localisation of African healthcare development into focus
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has renewed this prioritisation, sparking conversation within the development community about the evolution...
Russell Sage Foundation fellowship for journalists
Application Deadline: May 2, 2023 (11:59 PM EST) In recognition of journalists’ reports on issues of relevance to Russell Sage...
IWD: ARTSPLIT partners foundation to empower women, young girls
In commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD), ARTSPLIT, a leading investment technology Company partnered with Chude & Ego Foundation, a...
Aviation workers drag minister to court over airports concession
A group of aviation workers’ unions have dragged the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika and the Federal Airports Authority of...
Kwara community to get N3bn power substation from FG
The Nigeria Government is planning to install $8m (about N3bn) 1x60MVA, 132/33KV power transmission sub-station in Oro in the Irepodun...