Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) Authority has said it will continue to make the safety of its members of staff a priority by taking all necessary precautionary measures to guarantee their safety.
Director of Administration and Human Resource Mr Ted Chanza, said this in Lilongwe when he officiated the opening of a defensive driving training for its 48 members for staff.
“Vehicles can be claimed through insurance, but not the lives of our staff if they get involved in accidents. So we decided to organize this course for our personnel regardless of whether they are professional drivers of not,” said Mr Chanza.
Training facilitator Dr Charles Thupi of Road Safety Centre, said driving to avoid accidents in the face of incorrect actions of others or the presence of adverse driving conditions, forms the essence of defensive driving, which he said all drivers must ensure to achieve.
He commended TEVETA for the initiative to train its staff, as this would go a long way in contributing to road safety in the country.
This training session in Lilongwe is a second leg in a series of three sessions planned for TEVETA employees in the Northern, Central and Southern region. The first was for staff in the Northern Region and next will be training for staff in the Southern region.