Gozitan students told MEP candidate Alfred Sant that round about 1,000 students studying at the University of Malta originate from Gozo, and that this amounts roughly to a fifth of the total university population.
Grupp Universitarju Għawdxin (GUG) representatives shared their concerns with the MEP candidate. Topics such as connectivity issues between the two islands, job opportunities in Gozo, increased accommodation expenses and the inefficient public transport from Ċirkewwa to University were on top of the students’ list.
The Gozitan students acknowledged that there are job opportunities in Gozo related to the financial sector. In relation to the permanent link between Malta and Gozo, the student said that even though this might be successful, they would have already finished their studies by the time it would be finished.
Alfred Sant from his end pledged that he will renew his focus on issues relating to Gozo and will also get EU funding that will help the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago.