PN meets univer­sity rec­tor, says it wants to im­prove qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion in Malta

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The Na­tion­al­ist Party will strive to im­prove the qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion in Malta, lead­ing to good qual­ity stu­dents who find the best jobs.

This was stated by Ed­u­ca­tion Shadow Min­is­ter Therese Co­mo­dini Cachia dur­ing a meet­ing with the Rec­tor of the Univer­sity of Malta, Pro­fes­sor Al­fred Vella.

Dr Co­mo­dini Cachia, a PN MEP, spoke on the need for univer­sity to give op­por­tu­ni­ties to ma­ture stu­dents. While many saw the univer­sity as a place where one went to read and study, the PN also saw it as a place where one can en­hance thought.

The univer­sity should not stop at Doc­tor­ate re­search but go be­yond and in­crease its con­tri­bu­tion to so­ci­ety. Dr Co­mo­dini Cachia also stressed that EU funds were cru­cial for the univer­sity to grow but the coun­try also had to in­vest more in re­search.

Pro­fes­sor Vella said ma­ture stu­dents should also be given as­sis­tance be­cause they would be study­ing and rais­ing a fam­ily si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

He also spoke about se­cu­rity prob­lems in the coun­try and said more op­por­tu­ni­ties for ed­u­ca­tion should be given to for­eign­ers liv­ing in Malta.

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