Professionals will correct the examination papers – Ministry

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Maths and Maltese examination papers will be corrected by professionals. This was stated by a Ministry of Education spokesperson who also explained to Newsbook.com.mt that the examination papers have been prepared by the same professionals.

In the past months, the Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) was engaged to reduce the burden created from increased number of lessons in a week. This was particularly affecting teachers of Maths and Maltese as many had to teach more than the stipulated 25 lessons a week due to lack of human resources.

The MUT had also ordered a directive instructing teachers to not produce or correct any examination papers after no agreement had been reached with the Ministry for Education to rectify the situation.

The government has decided to circumvent the union’s directive and engage professionals to produce the examination papers so that the students will still be able to sit for their exams.

Newsbook.com.mt did not receive any feedback on whether the examination papers have gone through a verification process to establish that they fall within the syllabus’ parameters and in a style which is familiar with the students. The Ministry for Education did not reply on questions asked in relation to the production of the examination papers and whether their content is original or not.

“We do not want to find the same situation in September” – MUT

MUT president Marco Bonnici told Newsbook.com.mt that nothing was heard again from the Ministry’s end following their meetings at the beginning of June. He said that the issue is still pending is hoping that discussions resume for a speedy solution, as teachers should not find themselves in a similar situation come September.

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