Earlier today, a UM Senate meeting was held, during which the upcoming academic year was discussed. KSU was contacted by the student representatives on Senate with the following updates:
KSU urges Health Authorities to release guidelines for tertiary education institutions without further delay to ensure that students have enough time to prepare for the upcoming academic year, especially those who have to make arrangements for housing. KSU’s letter to the Superintendent of Public Health and the Minister of Health on the 10th of August with questions related to the upcoming academic year has until now remained unanswered. 𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐧𝐨 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐧𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬.
The Council also appeals to the University of Malta to finalise the specific logistics of the upcoming academic year. This ensures that students are able to prepare for their return to University in a few weeks’ time, reducing anxiety and avoiding logistical issues.