According to a survey carried out by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ together with the National Statistics Office, Malta’s younger generations are overall happy with their education, work and lifestyle. The results of this survey were presented to the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Clifton Grima, on International Youth Day.
In Malta, there are 98,000 people aged between 16 and 30 years. 78% of participants showed satisfaction with the educational opportunities they have. 65% said they are satisfied with the job opportunities available to them. The majority of respondents claim that education is preparing them well for the transition from a school environment to the workplace. 74% responded that they are satisfied or very satisfied, while only 3% responded in the negative.
Nearly 93% of those interviewed said that they believed it important or very important that young people are active in the community, although, only 22% of respondents replied that they are doing volunteer work with an organization.
During the presentation of the research, Parliamentary Secretary Clifton Grima concluded by saying that our country should remove the distinction between formal and informal education and instead identify between good and bad education. This is to elevate the importance of human development and for education to become more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all young people.