The Malta Independent 24 January 2017, Tuesday

Student ID ‘a standard measure to ensure the safety and security’, MCAST says

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 08:25 Last update: about 12 days ago

The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) yesterday stated that the issuing of the compulsory wearing of identification cards for students while on campus is a “standard measure to ensure the safety and security of students”.

MCAST made the statement in reference to a statement issued by the Kunsill Studenti MCAST (KSM) on the issue.

MCAST yesterday noted that “This is being done to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff on campus.  

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“This measure is being introduced after a series of incidents whereby unauthorised persons accompanied MCAST students on Campus. This is not acceptable and this measure will be another step in a number of measures MCAST is taking to ensure the safety and secure of its students and staff.”

MCAST said that the wearing of identification tags is a very standard measure undertaken by many reputable educational institutions across the world and will also be undertaken by all MCAST senior management.

The measure, MCAST said, “will also be gradually introduced among other MCAST staff members”.

MCAST said it be meeting with the KSM to explain the measure further, to listen to feedback and to agree on the way forward in implementing this measure.”

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