During this evening’s Labour Party Q&A event held in Mosta, Prime Minister and Labour leader Robert Abela revealed that students who pursue and education beyond a post-secondary level will receive a sum of €1,500.
The purpose behind such a proposal is to incentivise youths to follow an education beyond the obligatory age of 16. Abela highlighted that the grant will be split into instalments of €500 euro per year for three years and comes on top of the 15 per cent increase in stipends also proposed by the Labour Party.
The Prime Minister reiterated the claim that education will be one of the party’s main pillars going into the March 26 election. Earlier this evening Abela also revealed that, if elected, a Labour Government will ensure that student teachers will be paid in full during their teaching practice.
Watch the full Q&A below:
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