The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has launched a tertiary driving licence project to allow students in tertiary institutions obtain driving licences before they graduate from school. The ‘TERT Drive’ as it will be called is expected to eliminate students’ use of fake driving licences and driving without licences which are common among students.
To enroll on the programme, a student must be 18 years and above, physically and mentally fit to drive, provide an admission letter, a valid national identification card, including a passport, and a resident permit (in the case of foreign students).
The Chief Executive Officer of the DVLA, Mr Noble Appiah at the launch said,“The DVLA will support institutions that will take advantage of this product to use their institutions for training. One public institution has taken the lead to make the acquisition of driving licences mandatory for its students. Participating institutions would be required to provide classrooms for the theory aspect of the training and a dedicated place for practical training”, he said.
Currently, it costs an individual Ghc 240 to acquire a licences and students will pay that exact amount to get a licence but will enjoy other benefits, including convenience, reduced driving school cost, staggered payment, genuine licences, added value to academic and professional qualifications, as well as the promotion of positive road user behaviour.