Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria has added another feather to her cap having successfully put in place and on record the establishment of OAU Driving School and Driver’s Licence Centre located within the University Campus. This is to bring closer to the University community and the general public the services from these two facilities. This objective is a pointer to the fact that OAU is a role model and pacesetter in complementing efforts to bringing about accident-free journey on Nigeria roads by ensuring that competent and sane people have access to vehicle particulars.
Reasons for the Establishment of Driving School and Driver’s Licence Centre
(i) University’s name and prestige is enhanced as a role model and pacesetter for lending unquantifiable support to the development of a safe and qualitative transportation system in Nigeria;
(ii) Facilitation and promotion of entrepreneurial training to OAU students making learning how to drive an important aspect of knowledge acquisition as potential entrepreneurs. Agricultural students aiming at taking career in Agribusiness must be able to drive tractor and other farm vehicles;
(iii) Any student that knows how to drive and is in possession of a Driver’s Licence stands a better chance of getting employment in reputable Organisations and or self-employment;
(iv) Facilitation and promotion of enhanced Driving School and Driver’s Licence Services to University community which unarguably remove stress, extra cost and risk involved in travelling a long distance and or engage third party to access the services; and
(v) Bring intellectualism and standard into transportation system and operation in Nigeria to ensure safety of life and property on the roads such that our transportation system can compare well with what operates in the developed worlds.
The Driving School
The Driving School has been registered and approved with Registration Number TO/RTU/141 by the Government of State of Osun haven met and fulfilled all the requirements for the registration of a school in Osun State. It has also been approved by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Abuja for operation as a Driving School haven put in place the required infrastructures and equipment to be able to operate under the Driving School Standardization Programme (DSSP) of the FRSC, Nigeria.
The Driving School is located adjacent to the Department of Works and Maintenance Services (DWMS). It consists of a bungalow building with a well-furnished classroom of 45 students; Testing track for driving evaluation by Vehicle Inspection Officer; and a Garage/Motor park housing seven branded vehicles and a tractor for practical teaching and learning. The building in addition to the classroom, house the Co-Ordinator’s Office, Instructors’ Office, a Mini-Library, Motor Parts Identification Unit, Simulator Unit and Restrooms. The Classroom is fixed with a Projector and Automated Screen, a Plasma Television with a DVD and a Laptop. The School is internet connected through the Local Area Network (LAN) of the University which made it digitally compliant to operate under the DSSP of the FRSC.
The Driver’s Licence Centre
The Driver’s Licence Centre is located within the main Campus close to the University Parks and Gardens Unit. It houses the FRSC offices for Capturing office for new and renewal of Driver’s Licence, Vehicle Inspection Office, Motor Vehicle Licencing Office for registration of new vehicles and renewal of vehicle papers. All registrations for new Driver ‘s Licence, new Vehicles and renewal of Driver’s Licence and Vehicle papers are automated and on-line including payments to both FRSC and Osun State dedicated accounts. The location of the Driving School and the Driver’s Licence Centre afford the university community the opportunity to learn how to drive with ease and in a conducive environment, carryout their online registrations and payments in the comfort of their homes and offices before showing up for capturing and picking up of Driver’s Licence and Vehicle Papers without going through third parties or agents. It is expected that members of the university Community would leverage on these opportunities to reduce costs of obtaining relevant and genuine vehicle papers instead of going through agents and or area boys.
Registration at the Driving School
Registration at the Driving School is going to be physical. The potential trainee will appear physically for interaction with school management before making form available for purchase and payment. This is to know and ensure that sane and healthy people are admitted to the school for training. Online registration will be done through the school management on the FRSC Driving School Standardization Programme (DSSP) Trainee Template. This will enable the FRSC Headquarter, Abuja to monitor the training activities (lectures and practical sessions) of each of the trainees from day one to the end when CBT and Driving tests would be done. When a candidate passes the CBT test, his/her certificate would be uploaded by FRSC, Abuja to be downloaded by the School Management. The training certificate and the driving evaluation test result papers are the two documents that qualify a candidate for Driver’s Licence Registration and Capturing after Payment of the approved fees to the designated Bank.
Steps for Registration
(i) Candidate Physical interaction with the School Management
(ii) Purchase of Admission Form
(iii) Payment of Approved Fees
(iv) Online Registration on DSSP Template
The Approved Fees
(i) Purchase of admission form (N2,500)
(ii) Payment of training fees beginners (10,000@students; N 15,000@others)
(iii) Payment of training certificate (N500)
(iv) Payment of Driver’s Licence Processing fees (1,500)
Total Charges = N14,500 for students; N19,500 for others
There other training packages apart from Beginners Driving Training such as Refreshers Driving Training; Advanced Driving Training; and Working-Class Driving Training. Details of their training fees are provided in the school flyer.
Registration for Driver ‘s Licence:
Obtaining a Licence for the 1st time in Nigeria requires following the steps below (Visit: www.frsc.gov.ng)
(i). Attend training at an accredited driving school.
(ii).The driving school will then present you to the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) for a driving test.
(iii). Pass the driving test and obtain a certificate of proficiency from the VIO.
(iv). Complete the driver’s Licence application form at the Driver’s Licence Centre (DLC).
(v). Pay the Licence fee online or at the Bank.
(vi). Present your application form to the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) Office and VIO at the DLC for endorsement.
(vii). Proceed to the FRSC Office at the DLC for biometric data capture.
(viii). Obtain a temporary Driver’s Licence valid for 60 days.
(ix). Pick up original driver’s Licence at the MVA/MLA office after 60 days.
Registration of Vehicles and Renewal of Vehicle Papers
1. REGISTRATION OF NEW NUMBER PLATE
(i) Custom papers
(ii) Purchase Receipt
(iii) Sales Agreement
(iv) Two (2) passport photograph
(v) Photocopy of NINI Slip Card
(vi) Any other means of Identification (Drivers Licence, International Passport, Voter’s Card)
(vii) Police Clearance Certificate
(2) RE-REGISTRATION WITH CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
(i) Vehicle papers of former Registration Number
(ii) Sale’s Agreement
(iii) Affidavit and Police Clearance Certificate
(iv) Means of Identification (Drivers Licence, Int. Passport, Voter’s Card)
(v) Two (2) passport photograph
(3) CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
(i) Sale’s Agreement between two partners
(ii) Vehicle Particulars (Vehicle Licence, Road Worthiness Certificate, Allocation of Number Plates, etc,)
(iii) Affidavit/Police Clearance Certificate
(iv) Two (2) passport photograph
(v) Means of Identification (Drivers Licence, Int. Passport, Voter’s Card)
Please note that payment for any of the above transactions shall be made with the processing officer of our Registration Centre using our POS Machine.
Visit the Driving School and the Drivers Licence Centre for more information.