Gozo Minister discusses topics of interest affecting local students

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Gozo Minister discusses topics of interest affecting local studentsGozo Week is taking place at the University of Malta Campus, organised by the Gozo University Group (GUG) with the collaboration of the Ministry for Gozo.

The Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana, together with Gozitan students visited the quad, where they met with members of the GUG management committee.

Various stands have been set up on Campus promoting everything to do with Gozo’s culture, traditions, art and gastronomy.

The Minister discussed several topics of particular interest which affect Gozitan students attending the University and other educational institutions, as well as young people in general.

Among the topics discussed were the accommodation problems facing a number of Gozitan students when looking to rent a residence in Malta, transport between the islands, a permanent link, and Gozo job opportunities.

Dr Caruana explained how the Ministry and the Government are committed to continue “to ease the burden and hassle faced by Gozitan students.”

She added that the plan to build a hostel in Malta is under evaluation, while other proposals that have been submitted to the Ministry are also being analysed.

She also said that the Government and the Ministry for Gozo are fully committed to “continue to create wealth and employment on the island,” and invited GUG to participate in the Gozo Youth Conference, taking place this Saturday, the 14th of April, at the Grand Hotel in Mgarr.

Minister Caruana concluded by saying that she “strongly believes in the potential of each student, as well as for more Gozitan students to find work in Gozo after they graduate. Therefore, the Government policy is to create many of the jobs in Gozo.”

Photograph: DOI/Jeremy Wonnacott

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