DVLA Partners with KNUST for ‘Tertiary Drive Initiative’ to Provide Students with Driver’s Licenses

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has joined forces with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to launch the ‘Tertiary Drive Initiative,’ which aims to train and issue driver’s licenses to students while they are still on campus. The initiative’s primary objective is to ensure that interested KNUST students graduate with a valid driver’s license.

This partnership seeks to equip students with additional skills that can enhance their job market prospects and alleviate the challenges typically associated with obtaining a driver’s license after graduation. It also allows students with existing licenses to enhance their skills, renew, or upgrade their licenses without compromising the integrity of the licensing system.

Mr. Abraham Surazu Zaato, the Deputy Director of Research, Business Development, and Innovation at DVLA, emphasized the importance of this collaboration with the university. He highlighted the evolving nature of driving as a science and the need to align driver training with academic development.

The ‘Tertiary Drive Initiative’ will address the future driving needs of graduates and build capacities for staff training at DVLA, making KNUST an ideal starting point for the project due to its status as a technology and innovation hub.

Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe, Public Relations Officer of KNUST, expressed the university’s enthusiasm about becoming a center of excellence in driver training. The university has already identified a suitable location for the project near the Teaching Hospital and is working towards signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DVLA to kickstart the initiative.

This collaboration between DVLA and KNUST reflects a strategic effort to empower students with essential skills and credentials for their future careers.

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