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4-floor useful resource centre opened at Paola MCAST


Aug 31, 2022

A brand new €9.3 million useful resource centre with a big library, auditorium and dealing areas for college students has been formally opened at MCAST’s Paola campubs.

The four-flour centre, unfold over 1,920 sq. metres additionally features a cafeteria and an area for exhibitions. 

It was part-financed by EU funds. 

The building includes a library with study, group-work areas and meeting spaces, a space for exhibitions, auditorium and cafeteria. Photo: MCAST.The constructing features a library with research, group-work areas and assembly areas, an area for exhibitions, auditorium and cafeteria. Picture: MCAST.

Prime Minister Robert Abela, Schooling Minister Clifton Grima and EU Funds Parliamentary Secretary Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi formally opened the centre on Tuesday, saying the undertaking is an element of a bigger, ongoing infrastructural funding which can see the campus develop signfiantly and rework right into a centre for the group and life-long studying.

Prime Minister Robert Abela and Education Minister Clifton Grima during the inauguration ceremony. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier.Prime Minister Robert Abela and Schooling Minister Clifton Grima in the course of the inauguration ceremony. Picture: Chris Sant Fournier.

The constructing has been named after the late Professor Oliver Friggieri, and is designed to assist college students improve their studying expertise whereas offering entry to info associated to their research.

Professor Joachim James Calleja, MCAST Principal and CEO, stated the school goals to turn out to be a hub, not just for college students, however for the group.

“This centre may even attempt to spice up analysis and innovation, and supply artists an enhanced area the place they will show their skills,” he stated.

“By constructing this centre, we’re flattening the partitions between the varsity and the group, hoping that this campus turns into a spot the place folks from all walks of life can come to develop their potential.”

MCAST Principal and CEO Professor Joachim James Calleja. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier.MCAST Principal and CEO Professor Joachim James Calleja. Picture: Chris Sant Fournier.

Prime Minister Robert Abela stated the centre will assist college students achieve freedom and the power to suppose critically, and due to this fact work for a greater society.

“That is what we imply after we communicate in regards to the Malta we wish for our youngsters,” he stated. “A good Malta means a rustic the place anybody can obtain their goals meritocratically.”

He insisted the nation can afford to take a position this a lot in schooling as a result of it runs a powerful economic system.

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