Prime Minister Robert Abela meets the students when he visited the University’s Freshers’ Week

While visiting the Freshers’ Week at the campus of the University of Malta in Tal-Qroqq, the Prime Minister Robert Abela met with many students and representatives of the student unions who welcomed the students on the stands armed at the University at the start of another academic year. Prime Minister Abela noted the work done by the unions and encouraged them in favor of activism that does good in the community.

The Prime Minister encouraged the young people and those who are studying to be catalysts of the new priorities that our country has including the environmental and digital hearts. He said that the opportunities that are being created in our country and that give a better quality of life are there for Maltese and Gozitan students.

“With our work we are giving a direction to strengthen the stipends in courses and in areas necessary for the country and to give quality careers for our young people”, stressed Prime Minister Robert Abela.

In this academic year, more courses continued to be added to the University and 4,900 new students entered. 2,700 of them entered baccalaureate or diploma courses while 1,500 students started studying in a post-baccalaureate course for example in courses at master’s or doctorate level. In total in this academic year there are 12,400 students studying for almost 1,000 courses offered by academics at the University of Malta.

Accompanying the Prime Minister Robert Abela in the visit was the Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation Clifton Grima, the Deputy of the Government Cressida Galea, the Rector of University of Malta, Professor Alfred J. Vella and the President of the University Student Council (KSU), Jeremy Mifsud Bonnici.

Photographs (OPM/DOI)