Less Than Half of Zimbabweans Passing Driver’s License Tests


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DT Correspondent

Startling statistics revealed in the latest Transport statistics report from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) indicate that less than half of Zimbabweans are passing driver’s license tests.

The report highlights a concerning trend in the country’s driver competency rates.

During the third quarter of 2023, a total of 61,644 individuals underwent the certificate of competency test.

Shockingly, only 43.2 percent of the candidates were able to pass the examination, raising concerns about the overall proficiency of drivers on Zimbabwe’s roads.

“At national level, 61,644 candidates undertook a certificate of competency test during 3rd Quarter 2023, of which less than half (43.2%) succeeded,” reads part of the report.

The report further provides a breakdown of the pass rates across different provinces.

With the exception of Bulawayo, all provinces recorded pass rates above fifty percent.

The proportions of candidates who successfully obtained provisional driver’s licenses during the third quarter of 2023 ranged from 59.9 percent in Midlands to 78.0 percent in both Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central.

However, the statistics also indicate a higher success rate among individuals who were retested.

Approximately eighty percent of those who underwent retesting were able to pass the examination, suggesting that additional attempts may contribute to improved performance.

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