DAMMAM – The Education Ministry has introduced a new annual school transport service fee (SR200) this academic year. It will cover about 60,000 students in the Eastern Province. The total fees will amount to SR12 million, at the rate of SR1.20 per day for each student.

Education departments all over the Kingdom have set up committees to implement the new transport system in an orderly manner as the service will be available to students who have registered with the Education Ministry’s Noor Program.

Students from poor families registered with social insurance scheme are exempted from the fee. A royal decree has been issued allowing the ministry to renew its transport contract with Tatwir Transport Company for another five years beginning from this academic year.