The University of Malta has informed graduands that this year’s graduation ceremonies will be held at a later date in a safe and secure way.
In a communication sent to each graduand, the University explained that with the current restrictions, it is not possible to hold graduation ceremonies for the 3,500 students who are graduating this year as this would mean excluding family members and friends from attending.
The University consulted the Students’ Body (KSU) on the matter, who 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.
Whilst congratulating all graduands on their achievement, University Rector, Prof Alfred J Vella, augured that the University will eventually be in a position to host the ceremonies in a special and memorable way that such an event deserves.