The Malta Union of Teachers has today officially inaugurated its new offices in Triq Santa Marija, Victoria, Gozo. After utilising alternative premises for several years, this is the first official MUT office in Gozo since its foundation in 1919. Equipped with various amenities in an accessible setting, this office will serve MUT members better and enhance the presence of the Union in the island of Gozo.
The office was inaugurated by Mr Marco Bonnici, MUT President, in the presence of the Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation Hon. Dr Clifton Grima, Shadow Minister for Education Hon. Justin Schembri, and Gozo Bishop Mons. Anton Teuma, who blessed the premises.
As part of the activity, a visual arts exhibition is also being held at the premises between 5 and 13 May. This will include works from the Printmaking Studio by students of the Visual and Performing Arts School in Gozo, which is part of the Mikiel Anton Vassalli College.
During the inauguration activity MUT President Mr Marco Bonnici stated that “this is another milestone for the MUT that will continue to strengthen the presence of the Union on the sister island of Gozo. For members, it will be a great information point and a way to meet Union officials to discuss problems or queries. It shall also serve Fondazzjoni Sagħtar, which is the MUT’s foundation, to continue providing its services. We look forward to continue improving the Union’s relationship with members in our quest to understand the issues and how best we can help educators.”
The Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation, Hon. Dr Clifton Grima, congratulated the MUT as through this office in Gozo, the needs of its Gozitan members are being better met. “At the heart of the education and learning system, which leads to the success of our children, are educators and workers in the sector. That is the reason why we are making the best investment in our educators and in strengthening the support provided to them”, said Minister Grima. He continued, “for us, educators and the Union that represents them are important partners who care about the future of our children. Working together, therefore, is a priority to ensure that we safeguard the common good of all students in Malta and Gozo”.
The address of the MUT Gozo office is 81, Triq Santa Marija, Victoria, Gozo.