The Ministry for Education and Employment together with the Parliamentary Secretariat for European Funds launched the free SEC Revision Classes initiative under the Youth Guarantee Project, financed with European funds for the seventh consecutive year. The project, which is administered by Jobsplus, is aimed at students who will be sitting for their O-levels exams this September in both Paper A, as well as Paper B. The subjects offered are Biology, English, Maltese, Mathematics and Physics.
The classes will run for five weeks in centres in Rabat (Gozo), Mosta, Pembroke, Kirkop and Paola, starting on the 27th July up until the end of August. Students between the ages of 15 and 24 who will undergo exams in the aforementioned subjects, in both Paper A and Paper B, are eligible to apply for these classes. Students can choose to take classes in a maximum of three subjects.
Minister for Education and Employment Owen Bonnici made reference to the results of the SEC assessment, which students received today. Minister Bonnici said, “I would like to congratulate all those who did well, but, at the same time, I want to encourage those who did not get the expected results to keep trying. In fact, applications for free revision classes are now open, in preparation for the SEC examinations which will take place in September. Lessons will start at the end of July and will take place in the morning, in schools across the country.”
Parliamentary Secretary Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi said that these classes are very important, this year in particular. The Parliamentary Secretary stated that, for the first time, these classes will also open for those students who wish to apply for Paper A, unlike previous years, whereby only those applying for Paper B were eligible. He concluded that, with European funds, there is further investment in our youth, who are both the present and future of our society so as to strengthen the work force and economy, whilst we ensure that they have a better quality of life.
Since its inception in 2014, the SEC revision classes have so far assisted over 4000 students and have yielded favourable results year after year. The European Social Fund 2014-2020 provides for the continuation of the Youth Guarantee – Youth Guarantee 2.0, which has €1 million allocated to it for further investment in the human capital to provide more opportunities whilst promoting social wellbeing.
Students can apply online by visiting education.gov.mt/revision. Applications close on Monday 20th July 2020 at 10am.
For more information about the Youth Guarantee SEC Revision classes, one can call on the following contact numbers: 2598 1161 / 2598 1162 / 2598 1164 or 2598 2828/ 2598 2829, or visit the Facebook page – Youth Guarantee Malta.