Roughly 20% of primary school students enrolled in Breakfast Club

There were some 2,000 more students enrolled in January 2019 when compared to the same month last year

Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said there were 5,680 students enrolled in the Breakfast Club programme
Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said there were 5,680 students enrolled in the Breakfast Club programme

Approximately 20% of primary school students are enrolled in the Education Ministry’s Breakfast Club scheme, statistics tabled in parliament show.

The free service was introduced in 2014 allows parents to take their children to school early in the morning before work. The children are guaranteed a healthy breakfast as well as supervised activities 

Education Minister Evarist Bartolo, replying to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Ivan Bartolo, said there were 5,680 students, spread over 69 schools, who were enrolled in the scheme as of January 2019.

Replying to a similar parliamentary question last year, Bartolo had said that 3,625 children were enrolled in the scheme.

The minister said that an additional 3,272 students were enrolled in the Klabb 3-16, an after-school care service for children between the ages of three and 16 years, attending State, Church or Independent schools. The service is operated in 30 localities between Monday and Friday.

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