The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has said it will soon commence an oral examination for drivers who cannot read and write the English Language.
The move is to allow for unlettered drivers to obtain professional driving license even if they are unable to write the exams, which is set in English.
Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Monday, a deputy director of the DVLA Kafui Semevor said the action is aimed at helping drivers to comply with roadworthy regulations.“TWI, GA, EWE, HAUSA are the languages chosen to ensure that people who can express themselves in these languages get to write the DVLA Test. After the implementation of the policy, people who speak Ga, Twi, Ewe & Hausa will be able to write the DVLA Test exams which will be in an audio form. With this reform, many of the drivers will benefit. There are a number of good drivers on our roads but they cannot read or write,” he said.
Also commenting on the initiative, an official of the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union Kwame Kumah said the move will benefit drivers.
“You don’t need a degree to be able to drive. People who are mostly not experienced get licenses because they can read and write and those who have the experiences but cannot read and write are deprived licenses. With this reform, many of the drivers will benefit. There are a number of good drivers on our roads but they cannot read or write”.