Junior Driving School, the biggest driving school in Masvingo province, has moved a step further by introducing both oral and practical truck driving lessons, with the first group of learners scheduled to start lessons mid next month.
Junior School Driving director, Noah Marima said the introduction of truck driving lessons was a response to the need to bring the service closer home so that clients could get all services at one place.
"We saw if fit to bring this service closer to home because we are growing. There was no driving school offering such lessons in the southern region and most people had to go to Harare for truck lessons. The idea is to give our clients a wholesome package and save them the trouble of running around looking for such a service after getting their licences with us," said Marima.
Marima said after completing the two-week course, learners are conferred with certificates, adding that lessons were open for anybody who holds a class 1 or 2 driver's licence.
"We will teach our leaners such skills as splitting gears as well as safe and off-hooking as well as car behaviour. Afterwards, they are conferred with certificates and I can safely say all the necessary procedures have been completed.
"Anyone with a class 1 or 2 driver's licence can do the course regardless of when you acquired the licence. The service is there to give people who wish to drive large vehicles the real practical experience," said Marima.
He also said people will be enrolled in groups and a number of people have already registered, with the first group scheduled to start lessons on June 15.
The driving school provides learners who stay out of Masvingo town with accommodation for the entire period of the course.business