The Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) graduations postponed last November will be held in September. The 2020 graduations were delayed because of COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings at the time. For the September celebrations, the College is rigorously following the health authority’s guidelines prioritising the safety of its community.
Around 2350 graduands were invited to celebrate their success following last years difficult decision to postpone the ceremony after careful consideration and consultation with the health authorities and the MCAST Student Council. Approximately 440 students graduated at Masters and Bachelors levels, while 655 and 473 students have completed diplomas at levels 4 and 5. At levels 2 and 3 another 720 students successfully completed their studies.
The MCAST graduation ceremony highlights the College’s academic year and the culmination of the students’ hard work and learning journey. In the words of Principal and CEO Professor Joachim James Calleja, “We know that students were disappointed last year when they were eagerly waiting to celebrate their success. The College wants to ensure that their efforts and success are acknowledged while organising everything in accordance with the current health regulations. This is a unique cohort, one that has persisted against all odds throughout such a difficult time. We are proud of every one of our graduates.”
The graduation mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral will take place on 7 September, and the ceremonies will be spread out in individual sessions from 10 September to 17 September.