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WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT WEDNESDAY EDITION €1.00 WEDNESDAY • 27 SEPTEMBER 2023 • ISSUE 861 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY EDITORIAL • PAGE 11 BACK TO SCHOOL State school students return for new scholastic year NICOLE MEILAK HOUSEHOLDS and businesses that experienced over six hours of power cuts last July will be entitled to a one-time payment as compen- sation for the inconvenience. The payment will be granted in the form of an automatic credit to their utility bills based on the av- erage consumption of households during the corresponding three- month period of the previous year. For example, a residential account that had their supply interrupted for six to eight hours will receive a €60 credit. Starting from the second week of October and onwards, customers will see a credit line item on their ARMS bill indicating the payment provided. Eligible residential accounts will be notified by letter through ARMS. This letter will be sent out in the coming days. Customers with domestic ac- counts are not included automati- cally. However, in the cases of sum- mer residences, people can apply via the relevant online application form on the ARMS website. Customers that experienced ex- ceptional faults during the same period can also apply via the online application form. This application will open on Monday, 9 October until 31 De- cember this year. KARL AZZOPARDI TODAY marks the start of the 2023/24 scholastic year, as 28,757 state school students return to the benches. 7,712 state school educators returned to schools last Monday. A total of 5,942 kindergarten students will also be returning to school on 2 October, meaning a grant total of 34,699 students will enter the classrooms by next Monday. Buses will be picking up students along 2,410 different routes, with 925 of those being solely for state school children. 32,833 students ranging from kindergarten to secondary school will make use of the service. Consumers to get one-time payment as compensation for July power cuts PAGE 3 PAGE 2

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