The Ministry of Education will be reviewing the bus fare voucher scheme from next year, this is after the Land Transport Authority highlighted that there had been an abuse of the bus fare voucher assistance.
Permanent secretary for Education, Dr Brij Lal said the case was a serious issue and to see people taking advantage of government's assistance was not a positive sign.
"We will definitely be looking into the matter, we will make changes if we have to, but we will have to follow the government's guidelines. What we want to know at this stage is how can people abuse this program when it is done for their own benefit," Dr Lal said.
The assistance is government's initiative in which underprivileged children whose parents earn less than $15,000 per annum are recipients.
LTA chief executive officer, Naisa Tuinaceva stated that the authority had six vouchers which they believed to have been photocopied and distributed to other students.
"We will review the program and we will come up with measures to prevent people from abusing this sort of assistance, we will work on it as soon as possible," he said.
He said it was unbelievable that some people took advantage of the situation presented before them while the government was trying its best to assist the less fortunate, the poor and those that were in dire need of help.
The government has not only assisted members of the public by providing bus fare voucher schemes they have also giving free text books and in some cases provided lunches for students in rural schools.