23 January 2023

The Ministry of Education confirms to the general public that the Transport Assistance to students remains intact and will be subject to the same eligibility criteria as last year.

“I wish to reassure parents and guardians that there is no change in the Transport Assistance. The program still provides assistance within the first 3 stages of bus routes from the Schools,” said the Minister for Education, Hon. Aseri Radrodro.

He said that like last year, parents and guardians are responsible to cater for the balance of fares for children travelling beyond the first 3 stages.

Minister Radrodro is encouraging the eligible parents and guardians to take advantage of this initiative if they qualify for it and if needed, they can seek audience with Heads of Schools or Education Officers at Divisional and District Offices for further advice and assistance regarding Transport Assistance.

The applications for academic Year 2023 are open and will be closing tomorrow (24 January).