MATSEC timetables for September session issued; concession for students in quarantine

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

MATSEC and SEC timetables for the September session will be issued between Tuesday and Wednesday, Education Minister Owen Bonnici wrote on Facebook on Tuesday morning.

The exams are due at the end of the month.

Writing on Facebook, Bonnici explained that classes will be divided into smaller groups and it will be ensured that social distancing is maintained between the students taking their exams.

The students will have their temperature checked before taking the exam and strict guidelines will apply to ensure that students are safeguarded.

Over the recent weeks many students have expressed their concern as the cases of coronavirus continued to surge. On Tuesday, the health authorities have reported 48 new cases overnight.

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On Tuesday, the University of Malta announced additional concessions regarding courses starting in October 2020, in view of the current situation.

The University explained that these concessions are applicable to students who are in mandatory quarantine ordered by the health authorities during the September 2020 Matriculation examination session.

Those students who wish to join the faculty of medicine and surgery, dental surgery and other courses accepting a limited number of students will be offered the opportunity to sit for their examinations at their home under supervision. These applicants will be admitted to the course of their choice as regular students if they obtain all the general and special course requirements by the September 2020 session.

Students wishing to join all other undergraduate courses and are in mandatory quarantine will be allowed to join their first preference course in October 2020 as temporary students. These students will have to take their Advanced and Intermediate level examinations by the December 2020 MATSEC examination session. If they satisfy the general and special course requirements they will continue the course as probationary students until the end of the academic year, if they obtain at least 36 points. The university explained that failure to do so would mean that they would be withdrawn from the course.

The concessions are only applicable in the case of mandatory quarantine and therefore are not applicable to students who are sick or absent for MATSEC examinations for whatever other reason.

Students who have been informed by the health authorities about their mandatory quarantine are required to immediately inform MATSEC Support Unit via email on matsec@um.edu.mt. Students should include a copy of the document issued by the health authorities.

For students who are in mandatory quarantine and are taking their SEC exams, the students will be allowed to join the Junior College as probationary students until the end of the academic year. No SEC examinations will be held in December 2020.

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