Why are some schools in Australia offering kids free education?
Posted June 10, 2018 08:25:51 Some Australian schools are offering free education to students on scholarship.
The ABC understands about 20 schools in Victoria and Queensland offer scholarships to students who qualify, or have been accepted.
The school grants the students an allowance of $1000 per term.
It is the first year for those students to enrol, but some are now receiving the money as well.
A spokesman for Victoria’s education department says it has received about 60 applications from students, and about half have been selected.
“They’re all students who are currently enrolled in a course,” he said.
“There’s no financial cost involved, so it’s quite a simple process.”
He said the school has no plans to extend the program.
“We’ve had no requests to do anything with this.”
A spokesman from the Queensland Department of Education said the program had been extended for about six months.
“The Queensland government is committed to supporting the best-performing students in the classroom, and ensuring every child gets the education they need,” he wrote.
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