The University of Malta have just announced that they are organising some courses specifically targeted at people within the fourth age (ages 75 and over).
And while I know you love your nanna/nannu with all your heart, let’s get real for a sec.
Seeing them around Uni and maybe even sharing lectures with them is not exactly the picture perfect Uni life, is it?
I mean, I’m sure she’d hit it off with all your friends, but it wouldn’t be all rose-coloured spectacles for her either. The commute on a daily basis, the traffic, the parking, the lack of wholesome food at the canteen.
Which is why the new scheme will allow elderly residents of San Vincenz De Paul and Dar San Guzepp in Fgura to follow Uni courses in the comfort of their own home.
And it looks like even non-residents of the home can apply to attend these courses.
Professor Marvin Formosa said that this continues on the initiative launched in 1993 when the University launched the University of the Third age (between 60 and 75).
The aim is to basically allow your nanna to keep on learning at any age in five different centres around Malta.
Courses will also be offered in centres within Mellieha and Birzebbugia for ease of accessibility.
We have no idea what courses will be offered to nanna as of yet, but we’re really excited to see what the options are.
Nanna, you’ve got our full support and we can’t wait to see you put that toga on.