Take advantage of Gov’t school bus system – Education Minister says

By Admin. Updated 3:51 p.m., Friday, September 2, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

One of the buses Indonesia donated to transport school children in the north of the country. Photo: API.

Minister of Education – Mr. Curtis King has urged parents to take advantage of the school bus system.

According the Agency for Public Information – API, the educational minister said there are state-owned buses as well as contractual arrangements with private mini-bus owners to transport students at a subsidized rate.

His comments come after Cabinet recently approved an increase in public transportation fares nationwide.

Students in uniform are only required to pay 50 percent of the respective fees throughout the country.

Schools are set to reopen on Monday, September 5, but the Saint Vincent Grammar schools opening will be delayed by a week as renovation works are being finalized.

The back story on recent developments concerning the State-run school buses:

The reopening of schools on Monday, September 5, 2022, according to a release from the API:

Covid-19 protocols remain in effect as school reopens on Monday September 5, 2022.

Minister of Education, Hon. Curtis King said that revised protocols are being guided by the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO).

Speaking in an interview with the Agency for Public Information today, Minister King stressed that the pandemic is not over and measures must be in place to protect the nation’s children. 

“Whatever protocols the Health Committee of NEMO approves with Cabinet’s consent, we will implement…because let’s face it, we are still in a pandemic and we have to observe the protocols, so that we could help in the creation of a safe and healthy environment” King said. 

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