The Malta Independent 30 November 2022, Wednesday
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St Albert the Great College postpones opening of secondary school

Saturday, 24 September 2022, 09:34 Last update: about 3 months ago

St Albert the Great College announced Saturday that it is postponing the opening of the secondary school, while the primary school will open on Tuesday.

In a statement, the college said that over the past few weeks, despite the administration's best efforts, it experienced setbacks in the preparation for the opening of this scholastic year due to data being withheld from the College’s administration.

Thanks to collective efforts, over the past hours the Rector and the new Head of the Secondary school have finalised the timetable for the year, and only a few preparations remain.

In this light, the administration of the College, in collaboration with the Secretariat for Catholic Education and the Quality Assurance Department (QAD) within the Ministry of Education, is postponing the opening of the Secondary School to Wednesday 28 September.

The Primary School will welcome its students on Tuesday 27 September 2022 as planned.

Our students remain our topmost priority, whilst renewing our commitment to our duty towards each member of our community,” the college said.

The college has been in the spotlight during summer over the dismissal of headmaster Mario Mallia, who said that he had been fired after pushing for measures to improve inclusivity for students of different genders and beliefs.  The school is run by the Dominican Order and is part of the Maltese Dominican Province.

On Friday, the Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) said it had received a warrant of prohibitory injunction from the rector at St Albert the Great College "to try and stop the union from issuing additional directives".

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