Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Higher Education to enable driving theory tests and motor vehicle training to be provided by Maldives Polytechnic.
The MoU was signed during a special ceremony held at the Polytechnic Auditorium on June 22. The MoU was signed by Transport Minister Aishath Nahula and Higher Education Minister Dr. Ibrahim Hassan.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Transport Minister Nahula said the agreement aims to ensure individuals working in garages are trained sufficiently to produce road-worthiness certificates for motor vehicles. The minister noted many of the garages currently do not abide by the regulations when inspecting vehicles for road-worthiness. She said the agreement would also ensure locals work in every garage issuing road-worthiness certificates.
Furthermore, the transport minister noted the driving theory test for license applicants is already facilitated by Maldives Polytechnic. She said extending continuous assistance and cooperation among ministries would strengthen the government and its services to the public.
Speaking at the ceremony, Higher Education Minister Hassan said the agreement would be beneficial for the trust fund of Maldives Polytechnic, while ensuring the training of highly capable and competent locals. He said the programmes will be conducted in accordance to the competency standards set by the Maldives National Skills Development Authority (MNSDA).