Schools To Paint Buses With Specific Colour Codes, Education Ministry Directs

school buses
Yellow School Bus. / COURTESY
school buses
Yellow School Bus. / COURTESY

Schools will be required to paint their school buses with specific colour codes, the Ministry of Education has announced.

According to a circular dated January 25, schools will have to use chrome and unleaded paint.

Schools have been urged to stick to the recommended yellow, ‘pantone solid coated 012c: C 1.75 per cent M 12.23 per cent Y 100 per cent K0.’

“Schools are required to seek the services of a qualified painter for the work,” the circular reads in part.

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On January 12, then acting CS Education, Fred Matiang’i ordered for all school buses and vans be painted yellow by March 30, 2018.

In line with the Traffic (Amendment) Bill passed by the National Assembly in June, 2017, the buses will be painted yellow and the name of the institution in black. He also directed that their movement be restricted between 6am and 6pm.

According to the Bill, vehicles transporting school going children will have their speed limit fixed at 50km per hour and will be fitted with safety belts.

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