The University of Malta and Mcast have postponed graduation ceremonies owing to COVID-19 restrictions.
The university explained that with the current restrictions, it is not possible to hold graduation ceremonies for the 3500 students who are graduating this year as this would mean excluding family members and friends from attending.
The university consulted the Students’ Council (KSU), which in turn discussed the matter with students’ organisations.
The majority of students’ societies reported a preference for graduation ceremonies to be held at a later time when they can be organised with the same solemnity as in previous years.
However, all graduands will be issued with their degree or diploma scroll dated 20 November 2020.
Mcast said around 680 students were due to attend 14 graduation ceremonies over the coming weeks.
No new dates were given for the ceremonies.
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