Working students should be eligible for COVID-19 govt supplement, says Pulse


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Pulse expressed its disappointment that students who have a part-time job are not eligible for the Government’s €500 supplement because they receive the monthly student stipend.

In a statement on Facebook, the student’s organisation Pulse said it is not easy being a full-time student and be employed on a part-time basis at the same time, however, students manage to do both as €90 per month for many students is not enough to get through the month.

Pulse is urging the government and all the relative authorities to rethink this measure.

🇲🇹 Pulse tixtieq tesprimi d-diżappunt tagħha wara l-aħħar aġġornament li studenti li huma impjegati fuq bażi part-time…

Posted by Pulse on Sunday, April 19, 2020

Pulse said that students are encouraged to work, however, they believe that this is a contradicting measure which is penalising those who manage to work while studying.

The Student’s organisation said that students should not be put in a position where they either choose to continue receiving the stipend or the Government’s supplement, especially in the situation where many must work to be able to help their families.

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