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Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU) is worried and concerned with the current situation, where students of University of Malta and Junior College are being used as chess pieces and are being denied their right to receive the results of their examinations, which are a reflection of their hard work throughout the year. This is not only a worrying situation for the students themselves but also for their families.
Following the announcement that the University of Malta and Junior College lecturers are following industrial action, after an agreement was not reached on the remuneration package in the new Collective Agreement, Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU)is disappointed with the announcement that the industrial action from the lecturers and academic staff has been taken. The industrial action mentions that lecturers are not to attend any scheduled meetings whilst also not publishing examination results. This, despite KSU being assured by Hon. Evarist Bartolo during a meeting held yesterday that an agreement was to be reached between MUT, UMASA, University of Malta and the Government including Ministry of Finance and Public Administration Collective Bargaining Unit (PACBU).
Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU), in response to the deadlock in negotiations between The Malta Union of Teachers (MUT), University of Malta Academic Staff Association (UMASA), the University of Malta (UOM) and the Government of Malta, urges for effective and cautious action, however without any detrimental effects on the education of the students at University. The council reiterates the statement that had been published in 2008 in a similar situation – that the education of all students at University is not a bargaining tool – and should not be used as such in any, least of all this particular, situation.
KSU believes that a change is needed in the educational system in order to decrease the number of students who are leaving compulsory education early and also to reduce the illiteracy amongst these students in Malta and Gozo, which is higher than the average in other European Union States.
KSU is satisfied that the Legal Notice 76 of 2014, which enabled the Ministry for Education and Employment to request any information related to students and their relatives, attending every educational institution in the island, was put on hold. KSU also welcomes the initiative to form a working group, including representatives from all education institutions to discuss how the mentioned legal notice can be improved.