Before start of school year, 80 primary classes without any teachers

The Malta Union of Teachers has claimed that 80 state school primary classes are yet to be assigned a teacher, just a few days before the start of the school year.

The union’s leader, Marco Bonnici, told the Times of Malta that the government had previously planned to deploy peripatetic, complementary, and services instructors to classes to fill the gaps. He went on to express worry that if such a step is done, the positions that these educators previously had will be greatly diminished.

As a result, the MUT announced a trade dispute with the ministry and gave directions to the impacted educators. The Union has previously chastised the government for releasing the procedures late.