Tuesday, April 16, 2019

VID launches electronic learners license test

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The Vehicle Inspectorate Department (VID) has launched the electronic learners license test yesterday, as part of government efforts to reduce corruption in the acquisition of a drivers’ license.

VID has over the years gained a bad name for a well syndicated corruption ring in the acquisition of a driver’s license, starting at the learners’ license test. Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Engineer Joel Biggie Matiza said this will soon be a thing of the past, with government doing more than just talking in its fight against graft.

“Our ministry had gained a bad reputation and this is one of the ways to fight corruption at VID just as President Mnangagwa said, we must have a zero tolerance to corruption,” he said.

VID director Mr Joseph Pedzapasi said; “The test is 15 minutes and carries 25 marks. The questions are randomly generated by the computer such that even when there are 30 entrants, none of them will have similar questions as had become the norm. The result is posted immediately afterwards”.

VID is one government department that many people have raised concern about for quite a long time, with widespread reports of corruption in the acquisition of a drivers’ licence.