Ministry of Education Response to North Andros High School Bus Accident
In response to the accident that occurred yesterday involving students from the North Andros High School, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology wishes to advise that it takes very seriously, the safety and welfare of all students being transferred to and from school by bus contractors. Several students were hurt and were transferred to New Providence for observation.
As a consequence of the accident, the Ministry has ordered its own Inspectors to visit all islands where bus services are in operation, in order to ensure that buses are road worthy and safe for transporting students.
Despite the fact that buses are required by law to be inspected by officers of the Road Traffic Department, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology wishes to complement the Road Traffic Department’s inspection with its own Inspection Team which will report to the Minister regularly regarding the safety of the buses.youth