No Hiring Of School Buses, Education Cabinet Secretary Pronounces Tough Rules To Combat COVID-19

Education CS George Magoha has banned hire of school buses for non-academic activities in bid to combat spread of Covid-19.


In a statement on Saturday, Magoha said some administrators are permitting the use of school buses for purposes unrelated to academic-related functions.


“Further, some of the schools are failing to comply with Ministry of Health Guidelines on social distancing in motor vehicles, thereby exposing learners to the dangers of Covid-19,” he said.

“The Ministry is, therefore, notifying all school administrators and Boards of Management to use school buses exclusively for academic-related purposes.”


Magoha said they should desist from hiring out the vehicles for other purposes.


“In transporting learners, administrators must ensure that all Ministry of Health measures of combating Covid-19 are strictly adhered to,” he said.


He asked parents and guardians to ensure transportation for Form One learners who will be reporting to schools from Monday, August 2, 2021.


“Firm action will be taken against individuals or groups found to be flouting the directives on use of school buses,” he said.


In most cases, the school buses are hired by people going to funerals and weddings at a fee.


This depends on the capacity of the vehicle.

Taking people to funerals and not fumigating them subject teachers and children to Covid-19 disease.

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