Advocacy: Ilorin centre visits FRSC, RSHE Commands

By Joy Akiga
Ilorin centre's visit to FRSC

The Management of the Ilorin Study Centre, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Kwara State, has embarked on a series of advocacy missions, which took them to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and the Road Safety Zonal 8 Headquarters (RSHE) all in the state.

The advocacy team led by the Ag. Director of the centre, Mrs. Esther Adeola Oyinloye, used the avenues to address the officers and men of the sector commands about the existing opportunities the university offers.

She informed them that the university is the only institution with the capacity to meet the yearnings for higher educational advancement of the people.

Oyinlola disclosed that the university is the response of the federal government to the educational needs of her citizens, stressing that the limitations of the conventional universities in meeting the educational needs of the populace in the country, made possible the idea of establishing only open university in the West Africa sub-region.

Responding, the Corps Commander, Ogidan F.A, Kwara State Command, while welcoming them to the command, expressed his joy over the visit, and brought officers and men under his command for the breifing by the visiting director and her team.

Ogidan encouraged the officers to key-in to the university for the educational opportunities that are available at the university.

He cited the example of an officer who, after retirement from services of the FRSC, got a better job offer owing to the degree certificate he obtained from NOUN while in the active employment of the FRSC.

Similarly, at the team Federal Road Safety Corps, Zone 8 Headquarters, which superintends over FRSC activities in Kwara, Kogi and Ekiti state, the director said the aim of the visit was to create awareness on the existing opportunities in meeting their quest for educational advancement.

Ilorin centre

At the Zonal Commanding Sector, Offa Road, the NOUN team was received by the Zonal Commanding Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Hyginus U. Omeje.

Omeje, on his part, encouraged the officers to seize the opportunity and enroll into the university to improve themselves academically, even as he promised to invite the director as one of the resource persons to their upcoming workshop which will involve all officers and men of the command.

At the end of the events, there was an interactive sessions where questions were asked and answers given to the satisfactions of the officers.

The series of visits were fruitful in view of the interests shown and the eagerness demonstrated by the officers and men of the sectors.