Minister Zabaneh also addressed the transportation issues that students and teachers have been facing. Bus runs, particularly in far-reaching areas of the country, have been a challenge for the public. The Ministry of Education has been consulting with bus operators to address how this issue can be rectified, especially as we go into the new school year. Dr Zabaneh says the ministry has been able to resolve this issue.
Dr. Louis Zabaneh, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education: “I am pleased to inform you that, indeed, that has been worked out. We met with a number of the operators and we had a meeting, in the south in particular, that I attended and in Independence and we heard them. We took note of their concerns and we then put a proposal to the Ministry of Finance to be able to mitigate those increasing costs, inflation and fuel and all that. And so the Ministry of Finance has responded positively to us that there will be additional resources made available to assist the operators.”