The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) will from September introduce a scheme that will ensure that tertiary students in Ghana are able to obtain genuine driving licences before graduating.
This was announced by Noble John Appiah, the chief executive officer of the DVLA who says the scheme is part of an initiation to transform and re-position them to meet the needs of the people.
The project which will run annually is expected to register and train more than 500,000 students who will be issued with driving licences after a successful training.
He said they were motivated to undertake the initiative due to a result from a research which depicted the rush by employers to engage the services of graduates with driving licences.
Noble Appiah said: "Graduates who have driving licences have an advantage of securing jobs because companies do not want to spend extra money to acquire a driver to drive the person."
The Agency’s boss announced this at the forum dubbed "DVLA encounter with the media", in Accra which was aimed at engaging journalists in a dialogue for them to better understand the operations of the Agency.