The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has reached out to the University of Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale to forge a strategic partnership aimed at ensuring road safety for students. The collaboration also seeks support from UDS in raising awareness about road safety in the region.
During the meeting, Mr Kwasi Agyeman Busia, CEO of DVLA, highlighted the introduction of initiatives such as the tertiary drive service, which allows students in tertiary institutions to obtain a valid driver's license before graduating, providing them with an added advantage.
As part of the partnership, the university will conduct a joint training program on transport economics with the DVLA to address evolving trends in transport business management.
Mr Busia emphasized that this initiative would contribute to reducing student involvement in road crashes and accidents. DVLA has already begun working on a system to enhance service quality for customers.
Professor Seidu Al-Hassan, Vice-chancellor of UDS, expressed the university's eagerness to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with DVLA to develop a sustainability strategic plan promoting road safety within the university campus.