With thousands of students expected back in school tomorrow, all students who require transport assistance can collect application forms from their teachers and, or Head of Schools.

Students will also need to provide all necessary supporting documents Parents who may have recently lost their employment, or have reduced hours of work, due to the economic impact of COVID19 can provide documentary evidence to support the applications.

Heads of Schools are required to download the Transport Assistance Form from the Ministry Website and provide it to students who are seeking transport assistance.

The documents required include, copies of tax identification numbers for both parents and guardians, salary slips and/or employment contracts of parents or guardian, statutory declarations for applicants whose parents and or guardians do not have documentations on sustainable income and other documents such as evidence of social welfare payments

All collated information should then be uploaded onto the Fijian Education Management Information System or FEMIS.

Parents who may have recently lost their employment, or have reduced hours of work, due to the economic impact of COVID19 can provide documentary evidence to support the applications.

Minister for Education Rosy Akbar said the Ministry will assist children who require transportation support – provided they furnish us with the required information.

Parents are urged to be supportive and do their part by ensuring that all lost or damaged cards are reported to avoid any travel inconvenience.

Time restrictions on the cards are still in place and can only be used between 6.30 am to 9.00 am and 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm from Monday to Friday.

Minister Akbar reminds children travelling via public transport to use clean face coverings and ensure hygiene is practised at all times and also reminds parents to facilitate this by continuing to encourage safe hygiene practices.

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