Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has directed the National Transport and Safety Authority to conduct fresh revalidation of all driving schools in the country by July 1, 2019.
It has further been stated that any institution that fails to submit itself to this exercise or does not meet the standards prescribed in the law will have its operating license revoked.
Now to get a new driving license, one will have to fulfill certain conditions, including a medical check-up.
Each driving school will also be required to own not less than 1.7 acres upon which it must develop proper training facilities.
The school will be required to have a model highway, a well-equipped ICT center and a certified management structure.
A source at the Office of the President said the Government had agreed on how to move forward on the issue, and that this would mark a new beginning.
Mr Matiang’i has told NTSA to be firm in implementing its mandate.