The Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) has implemented the second phase of its “Your Children Are Safe” initiative by installing cameras and safety equipment on 2,000 buses transporting students to private schools in the emirate.
The cameras enable parents to monitor their children’s travel to and from school. In the first phase, GPS devices were fitted on buses to enable tracking through the control and monitoring room of the SPEA and the operations room of Emirates Transport. The initiative also involves training 3,250 bus drivers and supervisors on safety. Tariq Al Hammadi, Acting Director of Government Communication Department at SPEA, stated that the initiative was launched under the directives of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
The system includes tablets for bus supervisors and a smart application for parents to track the buses. The initiative covers 2,000 buses, and all school buses in private schools in Sharjah will be registered in the tracking system. Private schools have also been advised to install security and safety devices according to the emirate’s standards.