Bus drivers don’t allow students to board the bus around 5am – MBHS Students

Bus drivers don’t allow students to board the bus around 5am – MBHS Students

By Mansi Chand
Sunday 31/03/2024
National Development Plan consultation at the Marist Brothers High School

Many students have raised concerns about not being allowed to board buses as early as 5 in the morning using school bus cards to get to school.

During the National Development Plan consultation at the Marist Brothers High School, students raised this issue as one of the main concerns.

They say most of them want to leave home as early as 5am because they want to avoid traffic and not be late to school.

The students say most of them travel as far as Nausori and Navua and most of the time they miss their classes because of late arrivals.

They are asking the Ministry of Education if they can review the time period for usage of school bus cards.

Manager of Human Resources Planning from the Ministry of Finance, Poonam Singh says this is because a regulation was set up by the Ministry of Education so that students do not abuse the assistance given by the government. Singh says to minimise the impacts of late arrival, they are currently reviewing this matter.

We have sent questions to the Ministry of Education if they are reviewing the matter.

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