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Bình Dương orders schools’ headmasters take responsibility for student transportation

Update: December, 05/2019 - 14:50
A school bus started smoking when taking students to Phú Primary School in Bình Dương Province on Wednesday. — Photo

BÌNH DƯƠNG — School headmasters have been told they are responsible for student transportation and their safety when travelling to and from class.

The warning was issued by the Education and Training Department of Bình Dương Province after smoke was seen billowing out of a vehicle carrying 10 pupils to An Phú Primary School on Wednesday.

Although no one was injured, children on board panicked thinking their bus was on fire. An electric fault was the cause of the smoke.

Now all schools in the area have been told they must ensure transport services chosen for school runs must be carefully checked.  

Both schools and drivers are required to seriously follow regulations on transporting students, the department said.

Additionally, parents must also co-operate with schools to ensure student safety.

In two separate incidents in the southern province of Đồng Nai, five primary school children were thrown from moving vehicles.

In the first, three students from Phan Bội Châu Primary School were on their school bus, when the back door suddenly opened. The children suffered minor injuries.

A few days later, two children heading to Diên Hồng Primary School also fell out on to the road. The driver was found using a fake licence and the vehicle had a registration that expired three years ago.

The local education sector has co-operated with police to further investigate the two cases and identify those responsible.— VNS

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