DVLA partners Universities to introduce Tertiary Driver’s Project

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has expressed the desire to collaborate with the leadership of the various universities in the country to introduce the Tertiary Driver’s Project.

The project is aimed at helping students to learn how to drive, acquire a license before completing school and also renew their licenses as well as another avenue to enhance their chances of seeking employment in the job market.

Ing. Amos Abaka, Ashanti Regional Manager of the DVLA, briefing the media after a meeting with the school authorities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), explained that, the initiative would go a long way to help reduce the number of unemployed young graduates who were always looking for unavailable white collar jobs after schools.

DVLA and KNUST officials in a pose

According to him, the meeting was fruitful and positive and achieved the intended goal, as the KNUST authorities had given the green light to ensure that the programme was rolled out to attach the school programmes to reducing unemployment among the youth on the streets, with some of them being professionals in the academic field.

He disclosed that the university had put measures in place for the project to commence and had acquired a piece of land for the project.
Dr. Norris Bekoe, University Relations Officer (URO), also revealed that the university believed in capacity building in any shape or form, and for that matter, any kind of partnership that helped to improve the lives of humanity.

He noted that the DVLA, as part of strategies being introduced to improve services, had come up with a product that involved the issue of a driver’s licence to students in all tertiary institutions throughout the country.

The product, which is christened Tertiary Students Drive (TertSDrive), seeks to grant the opportunity to all students who are willing to acquire a driver’s licence to do so in the comfort and convenience of their campuses.

The URO of the KNUST disclosed that the mission was to make it possible for students who could find jobs that may require driving to provide additional value and market-focused to their driver’s licences to ensure that they do not lose the opportunity when it comes.


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