Driving School Endorses Computerised Learners Tests

Driving schools owners have embraced the introduction of computerised provisional license examinations as technology gains momentum, reflected during the time of COVID-19 outbreak.

Computerised provisional license examinations were introduced by the government as a means to promote openness when learners are being tested.

Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Jenfan Muswere said on Tuesday that Zimbabwe should move towards universal internet access as the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the internet for daily life.

Prosper Dowa, Chief Executive Officer of Safety Driving School told Business Mail that the computerized provisional license examinations was a noble idea and the only way to bring openness to the issue of testing.

“I applaud government and minister of Transport for the bold step that is safe especially during the time of COVID-19,” Dowa said.

“As an upcoming entrepreneur, I turn challenges to business, as Safety Driver Training we started online provisional lessons back in 2016 ( website based exams preparation, illustration of traffic signs and diagrams, question and answers and we also assess those students online) as a way of being mobile to our clients who are all over the country.”

“When the government introduced these exams we were already yielding positive results from learners who were doing their lessons with us,” he said.

“We are currently working to introduce a syllabus that suits all Southern African Development Committee (SADC) countries.

“Learners especially those who are coming to us are favouring the computerized lesson because of the self-interaction as it has all SADC signs, an advantage when obtaining international drivers licence,” he said.

“Computerised testing provides proper driver training, when a learner is at an institution that comprehend with correct traffics signs and traffic regulation this will produce good drivers.

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