About 37,000 students will benefit from a subsidy of 3,000 patacas in the 2013/2014 school year, which must be used for their learning material or stationery, Executive Council (ExCo) spokesman Leong Heng Teng said Wednesday.
Adressing a press conference at Government House, Leong said that the government had completed a by-law on subsidising local students, who are currently studying in university for bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees, to ease students’ financial burden of buying text books, reference books and stationery.
According to the by-law, the students will receive a subsidy of 3,000 patacas in the 2013/2014.
school year as long as they complete an official registration form.
Leong also said that the subsidy will cost the government some 110 million patacas (US$ 13.7 million).
The by-law will take effect the day after its official promulgation.
The 11-member Executive Council, which is headed by the chief executive, is the government’s top advisory body.(macaunews)