Mandatory for teachers to accompany students in hired buses- Bure

Mandatory for teachers to accompany students in hired buses- Bure

By Karishma Kumari
Friday 21/04/2023
Acting Permanent Secretary for Education Timoci Bure. [Image: Fiji Government]

It is mandatory for teachers to accompany students in hired buses for any event.

This has been highlighted by the Acting Permanent Secretary for Education Timoci Bure while expressing his concern over the recent incidents of misconduct by students in hired buses during the zone meets.

Bure says such behavior will not be condoned in the future and necessary actions will be taken if students are found misbehaving in the buses, jeopardizing their safety and of other passengers.

He says while games are a time for students to cheer for their schools and enjoy themselves, the Heads of Schools must address all students about how they are expected to conduct themselves while travelling to and from the games’ venue and during the events.

The Acting Permanent Secretary warns schools that if there are any further incidents of misconduct by students inside the buses, including the students rocking the bus, actions will be taken to address this issue.

He says the Ministry is working with the Police and the bus companies to ensure that no further incident of this nature transpires and if students are found misbehaving in a way that creates a nuisance and risks the lives of others, the buses will be directed straight to the nearest Police Station.

Bure also urges parents to support the schools and the Ministry in ensuring the safety of their children by talking to them about the expected forms of behavior during such events.

The Ministry also hopes that participating schools will take note of this reminder so that the Coke Games are concluded on a high note and without any mishaps.

The Ministry wishes all the schools the very best for the upcoming Coke Games.

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