Tablets are for training purposes and familiarisation only until MOU reached
The Malta Union of Teachers said in a statement that it would like to clarify that as had previously been agreed on between the MUT and the Ministry for Education and Employment, the use of tablets by teachers and LSAs during this period, and until there is a Memorandum of Understanding about it, is limited to training purposes and familiarisation only.
The union also notes that it is important that all colleges are aware of this to avoid any issues that could affect discussions on the MOU.
Furthermore, the MUT has asked the MEDE to ensure that statements made to the media are in line with what was agreed upon as well.
No one can expect tablets to be used in classrooms until an MOU is in place and news statements and reports that tablets will be in all year 4 classes from yesterday are highly misleading.
Tablets in fact will start being distributed to children as from December and an incremental use can only be expected from January subject to an agreed MOU.