During his visit to Sir M.A. Refalo Centre for Further Studies in Victoria this week, the Prime Minister, Lawrence Gonzi met enthusiastic students at the Centre where he was able to talk to them and listen to their hopes for the future.
There are around 550 students attending the Centre, with 72 full-time teachers.
The Centre offers students the option to combine subjects at Intermediate and at Advanced level or else they may opt for a three Advanced level course. The latter is designed for those who intend to further their studies in a foreign university after sixth form.
An extensive refurbishment project has already been carried out at Sir MA Refalo School. Besides general maintenace works and investment in new equipment, this project included an installation of lifts for the benefit of increased accessibility for students with disability.
There are plans underway to extend the building and the Prime Minister said that the provision of EU funds would be made to ensure that it would be equipped with the latest technology.