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Since the outbreak of COVID-19 many businesses have been affected by it. Unfortunately, many people have lost their jobs or have a reduction in their incomes.
The effect is even greater for students whose families are in financial difficulties. Coupled with rotating between school and home-based learning, students may find it challenging to cope with their studies.
Therefore, the Government decided to lend a helping hand by offering financial relief to these students.
Who is eligible?
The temporary relief will be in the form of top-ups to the students’ School Smartcard.
According to Ms Indranee Rajah, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for Education, the following groups of students will be eligible for the relief:
- Primary and secondary students on MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)
- Students on the Special Education (SPED) FAS
- Secondary students on the MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB)
: Indranee Rajah’s Facebook
How much will students get?
The Ministry of Education (MOE) will give out temporary financial relief over two months (June and July), provided via students’ School Smartcard.
Primary school students: $20/month
Secondary school students: $40/month
This means Primary school students will receive a total of $40 while Secondary school students will receive $80.
How can students redeem?
Students can claim their top-up from any Transitlink Add Value Machines during these periods:
- June top-up: From 9 June 2020
- July top-up: From 7 July 2020
To all the students who are back in school, stay healthy and safe! ❤️
Tough times never last, but tough people do! 💪🏻 – Dr Robert H. Schuller
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