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Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Felix Mhona at the center

Blessed Chauke

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Southern Region Trading Company (SRDC), Phil Mushosho has said the new Electronic Learner’s License Testing (ELLT) system helps to eliminate corruption and half-baked drivers.

SRDC are the system providers who designed ELLT for the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development.

He said this at the Masvingo Vehicle Inspectorate Department (VID) depot where the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Felix Mhona launched the system on Sunday, April 25.

Mushosho said the system eliminates corruption by cutting interaction between prospective learner drivers and VID staff.

“You do not have to interact with people but you interact with the system; from registration all the way to the invigilation and there are instructions in the computer room from which you can learn how to take the test and it is very user friendly.

“The idea is to make sure that people actually study the high way code and understand the rules of driving so that when they pass the test, they would actually have studied and by that way we are eliminating poor drivers,” said Mushosho.

He said the system was very different from the manual processes of the past in that the current system is fed with many questions from which the system selects randomly for each test.

 “The manual had a limited number of papers and it was possible for candidates to be aware of the paper that they were going to write and memorise answers but this system got a huge bank of questions; over a thousand.

“The computer selects at random the question that they will give you and the questions will be different to the next person so there is no possibility that you cheat or anticipate the questions.

“In the past  because the manual was marked by people there was a possibility that they could just pass a candidate or fail the candidate but in this case, it is the computer that will determine if the candidate has passed or failed based on the quality of the answers provided,” he said. 

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