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After Spending Over €1,400 On Back-To-School Supplies, A Maltese Mother Laments High Cost Of Supplying Her Children

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As Malta finds itself in back-to-school season, a Maltese mother has spoken out about the high costs of obtaining supplies to send her children to schools… with the costs of sending two of her boys to a church school exceeding €1,400, as well as her monthly paycheck.

“It’s so much pressure,” the mother told Lovin Malta. “I’m starting to wonder if a uniform is worth having.”

She broke down the costs associated with sending children to school, which can be split into three distinct categories: uniform/clothes, books, and stationery.

To send her two boys to a church school, the mother spent €843.04 on the uniform… and that doesn’t include shoes.

She spent another €495 on books for the two, and while she hasn’t bought the stationery yet, she is estimating around €150 for each child.

The mother lamented that, as a specialist, she didn’t have an entry-level job, yet her monthly salary still barely covered the costs associated with going back to school. She also noted that prices vary widely between government, church and private schools.

With parents dealing with back-to-school season, and discussions revolving around whether government schools should retire uniforms ongoing, the cost of supplying a child with items needed for their education seems set to remain high for the foreseeable future for Maltese parents.

What do you think of the cost of supplying a Maltese student with school supplies?

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