September 28, 2019 at 11:25 am
Reports regarding Sta Venera Primary – the MUT’s position
The MUT refers to reports regarding maintenance issues at Sta Venera Primary. The MUT can confirm that the school leadership and educators did their utmost in ensuring that the necessary maintenance of the building is carried out. Interventions required at this school are clearly beyond the ordinary plastering and require specialised personnel. The upkeep of buildings affects not only the working conditions of educators but also the learning environment of students. Yet, and this is a common occurrence in a number of schools, the priorities in education are not right. Whilst the Ministry has forked out millions in the setting up labs for new applied subjects, boasting about them through costly campaigns being held daily, other schools including the said classroom in Sta Venera primary were left in a dilapidated state. The MUT renews its appeal to the educational authorities to carry out an audit of all school facilities in Malta and Gozo to initiate a comprehensive plan leading to the upkeep of the facilities.