The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers expressed its disappointment, in a statement published on Wednesday that the Minister of Education, Owen Bonnici, and MUT President Marco Bonnici have refused to participate in a televised debate on TVM which would have been featured on Xtra, presented by Saviour Balzan.
“The TV program Xtra has succumbed to pressure exercised by the Minister and the MUT and has advised the UPE, that it is highly probable that the above-mentioned protagonists will be participating alone,” said Graham Sansone, Executive Head of UPE.
The UPE asked, why are Owen Bonnici and Marco Bonnici so afraid to engage in discussion on the current educational crisis with the UPE?
Sansone said that it seems evident that the status quo is being allowed to reign supreme thus not allowing the UPE to have a say, stating its position. Therefore, the UPE is calling on all serious media outlets, to challenge this attempt at stunting the right to a fair debate.