MUT disappointed on decision to convert Victoria school into museum

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MUT disappointed on decision to convert Victoria school into museumThe Malta Union of Teachers has said that it “shares the disappointment of Gozitan educators on the decision to convert the school in Victoria to a museum.”

In a statement the MUT noted that “the Government has proceeded with its plans to convert a dilapidated block in the school complex of Victoria, previously housing a school, to a museum.”

The Planning Authority yesterda confirmed that it had granted planning permission for the disused Boys’ Lyceum school in Victoria, to be converted into a museum and cultural centre for Gozo.

The MUT added that this decision was taken “despite the pressing need to relocate the Victoria Primary School to a modern and adequate building.”

The MUT stated that, “in spite of representations made by the MUT and educators with the respective Ministry, the Government seems adamant to proceed with its plans to relegate the current Middle School building to a smaller area and use the already limited open space facilities to extend the middle school building to house also the primary school.”

The MUT reiterated that both the Middle school and Primary school students and educators “deserve proper educational facilities and not ‘extensions’ of existing buildings with limited facilities and the necessary open space to provide a good educational experience to students.”

The MUT concluded by once again appealing to the Government to consider the plea of educators and to” rethink the decision to extend the Middle school but to build instead a new primary school with the necessary facilities.”

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    1. Lino DeBono says:

      I had written previously and also spoke in public on this issue even printing a photo of the Old Lyceum Buildings. In my humble view I prefer to have the Old Lyceum Buildings converted too and for the Victoria Primary School. Thus amalgamating the Tertiary – Secondary & Primary Units all in one place.

      The Museum project should then move to the Vajringa Complex which incidentally also houses the National Library. The place is accessible to one and all.

      This proposal in my view is the best for all. But as the saying goes “Common Sense Is Not So Common After All”.

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