The Malta Independent 29 February 2024, Thursday
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€1 million spent on maintenance in schools

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 16:05 Last update: about 8 months ago

The Education Ministry said that throughout the summer months €1 million has been invested in the maintenance and modernisation of all schools in Malta and Gozo.

Education Minister Clifton Grima visited a number of schools where maintenance is being done on Thursday, saying that a dedicated group of workers are taking care of this work in order to ensure that there is an educational environment which is always improving.

“From when the academic year concludes through to the summer holidays, as we do every year, we have taken the opportunity to keep works ongoing every day.  The infrastructural works in the education sector also include the building of new schools, new extensions, and other renovation works, and we have a group of workers who are committed to seeing that this work continues,” Grima said.

The maintenance works depend on the needs of the school, which vary from plastering, repainting, retiling, changing of soffits, improving of offices and classrooms, installation of new sanitary facilities, changing of membraines and changing of apertures.

Maintenance works traditionally intensify when schools are closed over the summer period.

Grima said that massive investment is being made in the educational sector, and that this will be seen in the form of new schools which hundreds of children will enjoy in the next academic year.

An educational complex is set to be opened in Rabat, Gozo, while two schools in Msida and Ghaxaq are set to be opened as well, together with a new sporting facility and hall in the Santa Lucija school.


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