Watch: ITS announced new assessment measures for students

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Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Julia Farrugia Portelli and ITS announced survey results on the students’ online learning experience and measures being taken in relation to the situation of COVID-19.

The press conference was also addressed by ITS Chairman Carlo Micallef and ITS CEO Pierre Fenech.

ITS announced the following measures;

  • Assessment for theoretic modules – June exams cancelled. Lecturers will inform students how each module will be assessed. Students who fail an exam will be given the opportunity to resit the exam
  • Assessment for practicals – At this stage, all practical sessions have been cancelled. A September session is scheduled so that all students can proceed to the following year
  • Resits scheduled for June postponed to September
  • Foundation and Certificate courses – LITP cancelled
  • International trade practice – All students have been repatriated except for one student. All credits allocated to this practice will be assigned to the students. Students which were to start the ITP in May will be allowed to proceed to the Higher National Diploma
  • Students who manage to find a placement and inform the internship office by 7th August 2020 will be allowed to commence the placement as from 1st Oct 2020
  • Students who do not wish to continue the H&D course will be allowed to work in the hospitality and tourism sector and the 1st year will be taken into consideration so that they would be able to graduate
  • Degree students – If students manage to find a local placement approved by ITS they can pursue the international placement during the end of the 2nd or 3rd year
  • Students who are still in their 1st year of the degree course and do not manage to find a placement can do so during the end of the 2nd and of the 3rd year
  • 2nd year degree students – Will be permitted to find a placement in 2021 instead of this year
  • Students can access more information on : its.edu.mt

ITS CEO Pierre Fenech said that in the coming weeks they will be launching the new prospectus for the upcoming academic year. Fenech explained that due to the changes implemented by the MATSEC board, the ITS had to update and adjust the entry requirements for the courses offered.