7,217 Emirate Transport buses equipped with high safety and security systems. WAM
As part of its intensive preparations to welcome the new school year, ET has concluded the activities of its annual initiative "School Transport Week," which featured the implementation of a package of training programmes, awareness talks and accompanying events at stations and locations associated with the regions at the state level and in collaboration with a group of public and private agencies.
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Emirates Transport explained that the initiative sought to ensure a successful and efficient launch of the school transport service for all students on the first day of school, whether in schools or universities, where drivers, transport and safety managers and assigned work crews are fully prepared to perform the required tasks and ensure the delivery of all school transport requirements.
Faryal Tawakul, Acting CEO of Emirates Transport, said ET would provide school transport services for 170,000 students studying in 504 government schools, using 4,161 buses, including 100 buses for students of determination, 4,200 drivers and 4,155 bus supervisors. It will also transport 54,794 students studying in 122 private schools, using 2,256 buses and 2,256 drivers.
Additionally, the number of transported students from universities, colleges and other educational institutions stands at more than 16,000, with more than 800 buses and 800 drivers allocated to provide them with services.
For public and private schools, Jasim Al Marzouqi, Executive Director of School Transport at ET, said 6,417 buses would be ready to make daily school trips for more than 225,000 students attending 625 public and private schools.
ET also launched a system to enrol and register students for the government school transport service for the new academic year. The new system identifies the numbers and data of public school students wishing to avail school transport services and allows parents to register their children for this service.
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