Premier Bus Services (PBS) has gone into an agreement with parents with children at Mzuzu’s Marymount Catholic Secondary School for the transportation of learners from Blantyre and Lilongwe to the school and back during opening and closing of each term.
Under the agreement, the bus company will also transport the parents to and from the school once a term to visit their wards.
An inaugural trip for the parents from Blantyre took place last Saturday.
Premier Bus sales and marketing manager, Maxwell Phangaphanga, said the company will also offer four free return tickets to pupils who use their coaches and emerge best in terminal examinations.
“The free tickets will be offered to students who scoop positions one in all forms. We want to create competition among the learners to work hard,” said Phangaphanga.
He said the 70-seater coach used is a special bus “which offers five star services to the passengers so that they appreciate value for their money”.
One of the parents, Charles Kamoto, said they were happy with the services received from Premier Bus on Saturday.
“The driver was stable, they served us with drinks and snacks. Communication from them was just good. There is courtesy,” said Kamoto, an employee of National Bank of Malawi.