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Introducing driving course at technical schools

December 01, 2022 00:00:00

A few years ago, a total of 64 technical schools in each district of Bangladesh had been instructed to introduce a driving course into their curriculum. It was supposed to be a 360-hour basic motor driving course and a long overdue training course in our social context. We particularly need trained vehicle drivers for long distance travel to minimise fatal accidents. Only trained and skilled drivers can ensure safer transport movement, and help reduce the number of accidents taking place every day on our roads and highways. A large number of skilled and trained drivers can also get the opportunity of going abroad with jobs and earn valuable foreign exchange for our country. However, it is unfortunate that the instruction of introducing a driving course to every technical school has not yet been realised.

A driving course at technical schools will not only give us skilled and semi-skilled manpower, it will also turn our roads safer. So, we urge the authorities concerned to be sincere over introducing the course into our technical schools by adding the following criteria:

(a) driving a vehicle,

(b) traffic rules and regulations,

(c) preliminary knowledge on automobile parts,

(d) personal, family and social consequences of accident, and

(e) spoken English

Md. Ashraf Hossain,

120 Central Bashabo, Dhaka-1214,

[email protected]

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