As back to school season strikes yet again, the rector of the University of Malta has confirmed that the majority of lectures will be held physically on campus.
While returning students resume their studies as of today, new students will be starting a week later. Over recent weeks, the University has taken many decisions in order to ensure that students have a normal yet safe academic year.
This comes after a year and a half of online lessons with little to no activity on campus. The Rector of the University, Professor Alfred Vella, said that 70% of the lessons will be held in classes, with the difference that students will wear masks and maintain physical distance.
Lessons with more than 70 students will be divided into two groups: one-half will be physically present in the classroom, whilst the rest follow virtually.
‘This alternate mode of physical-remote would mean that all university students will have the opportunity to come back to campus and experience student life because online learning as we were forced to do in this past year and a half, is not a happy experience for students.’, Vella explained.
The same will follow at Junior College.