Hostels for Gozitan students studying in Malta ready for occupancy

The Gozitan diocese has opened a hostel in Gzira for female University students from Gozo studying in Malta

Mgr. Mario Grech (centre) with members of the GUG organisation
Mgr. Mario Grech (centre) with members of the GUG organisation

A hostel in Gzira, which is exclusively for Gozitan female students studying at the University of Malta, is now finished and ready for occupancy.

Gozo Bishop Mario Grech said the hostel, which contains seven individual bedrooms with three shared bathrooms, would be available at a monthly rental rate of €100 per person between the months of October to June. This fee but not cover the water, electricity, internet, gas and cleaning services, however. 

Another hostel is in the works in Gwardamangia, which will be for males, and will consist of of six double bedrooms and two individual bedrooms, each room with its own bathroom. Each room will be equipped with a desk for studying purposes.

"While every student is eligible to apply for a place, preference will be given to those who are most in need," the Bishop said.

Both hostels will house a shared kitchen and a washing machine. A cleaner is also going to be hired in order to clean the common areas, while the managing persons are to inspect the hostels every two weeks. The residents will be able to contact these persons in case of emergencies.

Grech met with members of the Gozo University Group (GUG) on Friday, answering several queries. The GUG organisation thanked Mgr. Mario Grech and the Gozitan diocese along with the Augustinian Brothers and the Saint Joseph's sisters. It looks forward to work and keep close contact with the management of these hostels.

The board reviewing prospective applicants for the hostels is going to be made up of diocesean administrativesecretary Victor Gusman, lecturer Joe Azzopardi and GUG member Richard Matrenza.

Applications can be found online or from the Curia’s reception.

They are to be sent to the Administrative Secretary, il-Kurja tal-Isqof, Triq ir-Repubblika, Victoria, by not later than the 22 September 2018, with those accepted being informed by the 26 September 2018.

The Curia’s contact number is 21 55 12 11, and its opening hours are from 8am till 2pm.

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