Taking to LinkedIn, CEO of eCabs Andrew Bezzina addressed the traffic issue around Malta following various students arriving late to their exams due to heavy gridlocks in various localities.
He explained how, as a father of two, ‘it won’t be long before my kids are sitting for their O-levels and my family will have to shuffle between work and ensuring they get to their exams.’
Calling this a logistical nightmare for families, he suggested authorities exploring carrying out Matsec exams in the student’s respective schools or in regional catchment areas.
This would, according to Bezzina avoid generating more traffic as it would not have ‘students from all over the island flood into a single examination centre.’
‘Rather than students travelling to their exam centres, the exams should come to them’ he said. Citing his own company’s data on traffic flows which seem to clog during Matsec season.
‘Transport authorities could draft cycle and walking routes for students within a five-kilometre radius and even encourage public transport for students as an affordable and reliable alternative to being driven to their exams.’
What do you make of this suggestion?