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DVLA goes hi-tech on driving test theory

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The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), has introduced a Computer Based Technology (CBT) system for theory driving test, to replace the manual driving test system that had been used over the years as well as manual for basic driver training.

The CBT is expected to promote accountability and transparency in the administration of tests to win the confidence and total support of stakeholders while the manual would help standardise and better train drivers to help stem the increasing spate of road crashes recorded in recent times.

The written theory test was confronted with problems including fraud, impersonation and leakage of questions, improper storage of questions, human interference and influences hence the introduction of CBT.

The project, the first in West Africa, is collaboration between DVLA and Fleet Technologies Limited, an on-line information provider.

Alhaji Collins Duada, Minister of Transport, launching the CBT system and the manual in Accra on Wednesday, commended the Board, management and staff for introducing the reforms.

Alhaji Duada said: “I have noticed with pride and joy that the scheme we are launching today is a partnership between the Authority and Fleet Technologies Limited who, I am informed, provides on-line information for the West African Examination Council which allows students and organisations to access their results, perform all on-line registration and validate results.

“With that background and experience they should be able to help the Authority to succeed in their quest to reform and introduce new processes in Driving Licence Administration,” he said.

Alhaji Duada said such partnerships should be encouraged as they allowed partners to draw upon the strengths, skills, knowledge and resources of each other because “what each can do alone is so much less than what all can do by working together in partnership. Such partnerships should, therefore, be encouraged”.

Source: GNA

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  1. About time and why so long. This will allow Ghanaians to acknowledge excellent testing system globally.