Varsity students create portal to teach new drivers traffic rules
(R-L) Elisha Muhigirwa, Denyse Umuhuza, and Maurice Mwiseneza speak about the importance of their new app. NadÃ¨ge Imbabazi.
It all started in 2016, when Chris Songa Musonera, a Rwandan student in China ha returned home and was set to train and acquire a driverâ€™s license during his school break. The 23 year-old Software Engineer student, had been reading a lot in the media about Rwandaâ€™s push for digital migration and his anticipation was that Rwanda was on the move. But he was not ready for some â€œsetbackâ€. In China, he says, everything is online literally and with the conversation about Rwandaâ€™s digitalization, he didnâ€™t expect that one still had to go to â€œAuto-Ecoleâ€, the common name for driving schools in Rwanda to acquire a provisional permit before one does the practical test. â€œI went to study in 2014 and came back in 2016 for vacation. Then I had a plan to sit for the driving permit test. As I was gathering info on how to do it faster, I found out it was hard to get the necessary info. All I could get was broken pieces... then I consulted my sister who had started attending a driving school, she to