Guidelines for all UM, JC students published

Miguela Xuereb

As the University of Malta is gearing up for the upcoming academic year, it has published a document containing advice and guidelines on the procedures to be adopted in response to COVID-19. All points also correspond to the post-secondary school G.F Abela Junior College.

The main points can be found below.

Teaching methods:

  • Only a limited number of lectures will be delivered in person on campus, with other lectures being held remotely. 
  • Study-units requiring the use of laboratories, clinics, studios etc. will, as far as possible, continue to take place on campus or at other venues as usual. 
  • Protocols will be issued separately by individual Faculties/Institutes/Centres/Schools (FICS).
  • Priority for in-person (face-to-face) lectures must be given to First Year students. 
  • The P-R system (physical-remote lecture mix) will be adopted where deemed necessary due to space constraints.
  • For certain study-units, particularly those involving a large number of students, the most practical method of teaching may be one based entirely on remote methods. 
  • Lecturers who are in mandatory quarantine and are not ill shall continue to teach online. 
  • A revised academic calendar for the academic year 2020/21 is available on the website.


  • Wearing of face coverings (masks and/or visors) is mandatory.
  • Physical distancing and hand hygiene.
  • Students are encouraged to have available at all times personal sanitising products so that their own desk surfaces and chairs may be wiped before and after use.
  • The facilities at University House and the Canteen will be open. 
  • Entry to sports facilities only be allowed for authorised persons who have pre-booked.
  • Since students may have a lecture on campus and another one soon after delivered online, arrangements are being made so that additional space is made available on campus for students to participate in online lectures.

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