Schools set to reopen in September, minister pledges

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Education Minister Owen Bonnici insisted that things were all set for Maltese schools to welcome students at the start of the next scholastic year on Monday, 28 September.

Bonnici, who was replying to a query by PN MP David Thake during question time on Monday’s parliamentary sitting, said that the first day of school would be a normal one, albeit all the necessary precautions would be taken.

He said that the reopening of Skolasajf and childcare centres this summer had proved to be a success, and that the experience gained would help ensure the reopening of schools went smoothly.

The timing of this assertion may be somewhat unfortunate, however, given revelations that a staff member at Skolasajf has tested positive for Covid-19.

Sources who spoke to confirmed that the patient works at the Luqa Skolasajf. Parts of the school have been closed off and staff and children have been asked to self-isolate and get tested.