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It has been year since the appointment of BOV as the official Education Partner of the Degreeplus programme. This makes the official inauguration of the Degreeplus office on Campus more significant.  

The occasion confirms the commitment shown by both the University of Malta and BOV towards the programme. Degreeplus recognizes the importance of going beyond the compulsory credits to enrich students’ University experience. The tag line ‘More than you’d credit!’ says it all – a hands-on approach to education in a fun environment.

In his inaugurational speech for the event Prof. Joseph N. Grima, Chairperson of Degreeplus Committee, explained “the new office will continue to build more awareness  about the opportunities and benefits of this innovative programme. The main objective being of boosting the students’ academic studies with additional experiences, helps them build a stronger character to enhance their future careers. Moreover, this should act as a platform to increase awareness that Degreeplus is available for the student population at University,” concluded Prof. Grima.

 Speaking on behalf of Bank of Valletta, Mr Edward Muscat Azzopardi, Head Marketing at BOV, said that the office strengthens the presence of the Degreeplus  programme  among University students and is a way forward in building future business relationships with students. “The Bank is determined to continue giving its backing to the programme with the prime objective of enhancing it with further innovative initiatives, designed to meet the students’ needs in preparing them for today’s global challenges. BOV is delighted and looks forward to continue giving its full support to such a valid initiative. We look upon our active role on this programme as a further reiteration of the Bank’s ongoing commitment towards educational development in our country,” concluded Mr Muscat Azzopardi.

A reception at the same office followed the inauguration, which was attended by various persons from University.

The topic chosen for a lecture delivered to University students attending the Entrepreneurship stream of the Degreeplus  programme was “Challenges that SMEs, particularly family businesses, face”. The lecture attended by 60 students was addressed by Mr Peter J. Sant, Senior Manager SME & EU Affairs at Bank of Valletta. The lecture ended with a discussion amongst the students, followed by various interventions, clearly demonstrating the students’ interest in Mr Sant’s presentation.   


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