Minister for Gozo Clint Camilleri launched a scholarship for the Bachelor of Commerce course, aimed at those students who wish to read for this degree offered by the University of Malta in Gozo.
This initiative was taken by the Gozo Regional Development Authority, in collaboration with the University of Malta.
During a press conference at the University of Malta Campus in Gozo, Minister Camilleri said that in a changing world that is becoming more globalized, it is important that as a country we are competitive and offer the best human talent by having a workforce that is academically qualified, creative, and open to change.
Mr Mario Borg, Chief Executive of the Gozo Regional Development Authority, explained how this initiative will be covering no less than 90% of the costs related to the course. This course is being offered on a part-time basis so that each participant enjoys work-life balance while time is also dedicated to the necessary study to complete this course leading to the Bachelor of Commerce. He added that this is one of the first initiatives that the Authority is embarking on after earlier publishing a consultation document to draw up the strategy for Gozo for the coming years.
Minister Camilleri stated, “we believe that this campus has not yet maximized its potential and I hope that through this course, we will be opening new horizons for both those students who would like to continue their studies; as well as for the University of Malta to start offering more courses in Gozo.”
Professor Frank Bezzina, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy acknowledged the collaboration between the University of Malta and the Gozo Regional Development Authority for the development of this scheme which is intended to encourage more students to continue enhancing their academic qualifications. Professor Bezzina hoped that this collaboration would be further strengthened in the coming years.
This initiative goes hand in hand with the Government’s vision for our country – Malta’s Economic Vision 2021-2031: A Future-Proof Malta as well as with the recently launched strategy by the Gozo Regional Development Authority.
Applications for this course will be accepted by the University until Tuesday, August 24, 2021.