UPDATED: Gozo Sixth Form students in protest over stipend regulations

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Earlier today, over 150 students at Gozo’ post secondary school Sir M.A Refalo, took to the corridors to protest after their petition calling for the revision of stipend regulations was received badly by the school administration.

The regulation in  question, states that missing one single lecture in a whole day shall result in the reduction of a  day’s stipend which amounts to €4.

Our sources  have confirmed that protests ensued after the Head of the school, Mr. Marcel Xuereb reacted by threatening to call a lawyer when presented with the petition.

Student organisations SDM, Grupp Universitarji Ghawdxin (GUG)and Pulse have all expressed concerns over the regulations, with the latter issuing a statement later during the day, showing a letter addressed to the Hon. Evarist Bartolo. In the letter, Pulse requested the opportunity to discuss a long-term solution “for students who genuinely would like to attend classes”.

In a separate press release, the newly elected Students’ Voice Committee, which is GUG’s representation at the post-secondary school, stated that the “current system imposes an unfair penalty on students” and encouraged the administration to reconsider its stance.

More information to follow.

4 thoughts on “UPDATED: Gozo Sixth Form students in protest over stipend regulations

  1. Luke Scicluna says:

    I wonder if they’ve ever considered the – admittedly novel concept – of making lectures interesting and worth attending.

  2. Higher student says:

    L-istudenti tal-higher, in Naxxar diga ghandhom din is sistema ta stipendju.

  3. martinelli bernard says:

    Didn’t quite understand what happened here. Students disagreed with school administration about a petition saying that students should lose 4 Euro per missed lesson?

    • Esther says:

      The school regulation is that if one misses 1 lecture you don’t miss the stipend for only that lecture but for the whole day. So if one misses all the lectures in one day, he receives exactly the same as the one that only missed one lecture.

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