The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) says the Computer Based Test (CBT) taken by persons applying for driver licences would be available in some local languages, beginning 2022.
The test would be available in six local languages, consisting of Ga, Ewe, Twi, Hausa, Dagbani and Nzema.
Mr Benjamin Peh, Acting Head of Department, Research, Business Development and Innovation at the DVLA, announced this at the fourth GNA-Tema Stakeholder Engagement and Workers’ Appreciation Day seminar of the Ghana News Agency.
Mr Peh said the translation process was already underway to ensure that it took off in 2022 to allow non-English speaking people to acquire a drivers’ licence.
He said, “we have seen that a lot of people fail the test, some cannot speak or understand English so when you come and you can’t understand English that shouldn’t stop you from acquiring a licence from DVLA.”
He added that “we will give you a headset and the system will ask you the question in your preferred language.
The good thing is that the person sitting by would have different questions it will be interchanging so you can’t ask another person for the answer for a particular question”.