The Malta Independent 13 July 2024, Saturday
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PM Abela visits University of Malta to meet students during Freshers’ Week

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 13:46 Last update: about 10 months ago

Prime Minister Robert Abela met University students running stands for their respective organisations to kick off the start to the academic year at the University of Malta, in what is known as the Freshers' Week.

The Prime Minister noted the hard work that goes into running these student organisations and encouraged these groups to keep working in favour of local activism for the good of the community. Abela told students to be the catalysts for the positive change sought out in this country, such as being drivers within the green and digital transitions.

He also said that the opportunities being created by the Government towards providing improved quality of life are also dedicated to Maltese and Gozitan students. “Through our work, we are providing increased stipends for courses and fields in need within the country that provide quality careers to our youths”, said the Prime Minister.

The University of Malta has added more courses as of this scholastic year; 4,900 freshers were registered. 2700 of these freshers are students commencing their bachelor's degree or diplomas, while 1500 students have begun some type of postgraduate degree, e.g., Master’s or doctorate. In total, approximately 12,400 students are currently studying at the University of Malta – they are spread out through the near 1000 courses on offer by the University’s academics.

Accompanying Prime Minister Robert Abela during this visit were Education Minister Clifton Grima, Labour MP Cressida Galea, the Rector of the University of Malta, Prof. Alfred J. Vella, and the President of the University Students’ Council (KSU), Jeremy Mifsud Bonnici.

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