As the name sounds, eDrivingSchool.org is an online platform created and developed for providing education, driving safety, licensing, re-licensing and other driving information coupled with technology at the forefront, it will be accessed through a website www.edrivingschool.org. Its goal is to have materials for every country, starting from East Africa. Strategically eDrivinfschool.org is housed under Standard Gateway Ltd., with users will not only experience access to key road safety information online, but also being able to book a driving course online, pay online, take the course and obtain a certificate recognized locally and internationally in partnership with local driving schools.
One of the demographic that will greatly benefit from eDrivingschool.org is expected to be University students. With their experience with technology and ambition and ability to cquie as many skills as possible, University students will likely be the first one to use in high number this platform. In a country such as Rwanda or anywhere around Africa and even the world, in many developing countries, nearly every university student aspire to acquire a driving license. As a matter of fact, many companies lists the possession of a driving license as an a good to have item. In light for preparing for the texting eDrivingschool.org comes as a handy open tool for them providing an avenue where they can take key road courses without leaving their campuses contrary to traditional driving schools which sometimes can conflict with their schedule.
The benefit of eDrivingSchool.org is that it is easy to use and can be accessible anywhere. Beside courses, the platform houses information about obtaining a driving license and other reference information that can be used for preparing for the tests. Considering that any university students have very little time and almost all of them have smartphones, tablets and computers which can help them to access courses wherever they are even outside the campus, it is my expectation that this will be one the most used tool for university students to prepare for driving license test and acquire key information that are needed for a successful examination.
It is generally expected for edrivingschool platform will contribute to the increased safety while insuring that the student is knowledgeable of traffic safety and regulations. While this can be helpful when used in conjunction with other preparation materials, the main goal is to insure that at the end of the course the student has gone through the entire knowledge body and safety and regulation. Its success will come from partnership with traditional schools and universities alike.
Students from various colleges and campus with permanent access to the internet connection those interested will be able to pursue both academic courses and eDrivingSchool.org courses simultaneously since the platform is online and require no travel and have been reasonably priced. The system will be a perfect avenue while both learning traffic rules and regulation, allowing the student to become both a future safer driver and safer pedestrian who knows what is required of him or her and what his or her responsibilities are.
by Regis Ukurikiyimana, University of Rwanda, Mechanical Engineering