SDM published a press release earlier on today stating that they have sent an e-mail directly to the Minister for education and employment, Dr Bartolo, in order for B.Ed. and MTL students to be able to discuss their concerns about an email which was sent to all university students, stating that there are a number of vacancies in the Education department to cover lessons.
All University of Malta students were sent an email stating that there are a number of vacancies to cover lessons in Accounts, Chemistry, Biology, Integrated Science, ICT and Computer Science in both middle and secondary schools. Anyone interested was asked to send an e-mail stating one’s availability on two given e-mail addresses.
SDM pointed out the fact that “B.Ed. and MTL students spend years studying to become Professional Teachers, we find this to be disrespectful towards these same students.” SDM also claimed that teachers by profession are dedicated and immensely motivated to deliver lessons, and it is quite impossible for any other person to teach a subject with the same level of motivation and dedication professional teaches do, even if they have a good knowledge of the subject. SDM believes that these persons might become demotivated with time, which in return will have a negative effect on the progress made by their students. A reply from the Minister is eagerly awaited by SDM and the concerned University students. Students will be updated with any correspondences made.