January 31, 2019 at 11:27 am
The Malta Union of Teachers has been making representations with the respective authorities for months to ensure that the Government establishes a national strategy to attract youth to the education professions. The MUT notes that there are currently not enough teachers to teach traditional subjects, let alone to cater for an additional 13 applied subjects being introduced next year. Despite this, the Ministry is embarking on campaigns to attract students to these new subjects without stating who shall be teaching these students. Furthermore, the massive investment carried out in labs and workshops of applied subjects aimed to attract students to the same is not balanced by an investment in other option subjects which have now become second class in terms of resources. The MUT is highly concerned about the situation and is calling for the educational authorities to take the necessary measures before the system collapses due to lack of human resources.