University outlines September exam precautions

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The University of Malta has confirmed the precautions that must be taken in light of the exams that are to take place physically in the month ahead.

The measures were outlined in an email sent to students ahead of the exams, and include the following:

  • Face masks are to be worn as students enter or leave the examination hall. The wearing of masks is optional while students are seated in their desk.
  • Hand sanitisers are to be made available.
  • Each desk must be kept at least 2m away from any other.
  • Students’ temperature is to be taken: those whose temperature exceeds 37.2°C will not be allowed to take the exam.
  • Students are asked to be present at least 30 minutes before the exam is to begin.

Students who are on quarantine are to send the official letter received from health authorities to their respective faculties, so that they may be excused. They will be given an opportunity to take the test after their quarantine ends.

Still no news on graduation

While the University has explained the measures concerning exams, students who are set to graduate are still waiting to find out whether their graduation ceremony is to be held. When contacted by Newsbook.com.mt, a University spokesperson said that since the situation was still uncertain, a decision would be premature.

The University has, however, confirmed that it aims for a mix of online and physical lectures for students in the coming semester.

Large classes are to be segregated into smaller groups, with one group attending lectures physically at any one time while the others follow the class online. A rotation system would be in place so that every student will have the opportunity to attend classes in person while crowding is avoided.