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DRVN to strengthen quality of driving instructors

Update: May, 08/2020 - 16:22


A driving instructor teaches a student at a driving training centre in Hà Nội. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Driving instructors who are found to be unqualified or fail to attend teaching courses will have their certificates revoked and be dismissed, the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam (DRVN) has said.

In the document the DRVN sent to transport authorities nationwide, it required the transport departments in localities and driving training centres to tighten the management of driver training.

The DRVN said it has repeatedly requested the transport departments to review the quality of facilities, cars, and driving instructors at the driving centres.

However, the data on driving instructor quality has not been updated in the management software. As a result, many unqualified teachers are still working at the driving centres.

The DRVN asked the transport departments to urgently inspect and verify qualifications and certificates of driving instructors and complete teacher records in the data from now on.

Those who were not in the management database of the training institutions would not be allowed to work.

For those who participated in teaching at many different training centres, these centres must regularly report to the transport sector on the teaching time spent at each centre, it said.

In March, HCM City’s Transport Department revoked dozens of driving instructor certificates. Eighty-three driving instructors of the city's five driving training centres were banned from teaching after transport inspectors found the instructors had fake licenses.

Transport inspectors also punished the five centres for failing to employ qualified instructors. Thống Nhất, Sài Gòn and World driving schools and Tiến Phát and Hiệp Phát driving centres were suspended for two months. — VNS

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