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More than 500 students benefit from free SEC revision classes - More than 4,000 students have participated in this initiative during the past six years

Reference Number: PR201561en, Press Release Issue Date: Aug 17, 2020
 
PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT AND THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIAT FOR EUROPEAN FUNDS  
 
 
Minister for Education and Employment Owen Bonnici and Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi visited a revision class which prepares students for the forthcoming SEC exams as part of the Youth Guarantee Project. This initiative, which is financed with EU funds for the seventh consecutive year, is seeing 521 students taking part this year. In all, 4,000 students benefited from this initative in the last six years. 
 
Minister Bonnici explained that those revision classes are a clear expression of social justice. He said that for this year, an online option was provided in order to improve the educational service offered by these classes. He explained: “Students between the years of 15 and 24 years who are sitting for SEC exams in a number of subjects were eligible to apply for those classes. This year we have a total of 521 students attending those lessons. I want to encourage those students who did not obtain the necessary grade to keep trying and not give up.” 
 
Parliamentary Secretary Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi said that through the Youth Guarantee about 4,000 students attended for free lessons as a means of preparation for September exams. He said that this was possible with the European Social Fund 2014-2020 which provides for the continuation of the Youth Guarantee, as one million euro were allocated to ensure everyone can progress in their educational path. He stated that the main resource in our country is the human resource, and therefore we have to invest as much as possible to strengthen it and as a result we would have a stronger economy. The Parliamentary Secretary concluded by saying that European funds are leading to further invest in human resources to create more opportunities. 
 
This project is being managed by Jobsplus through the scheme Youth Guarantee ESF.01.002 where five weeks of revision classes are offered for free in Maths, Maltese, English, Physics, Biology for students who are sitting for their SEC exams in September. 
 
This year revision lessons were offered both for Paper B and for Paper A.
 
 
 
 
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