Only a few days after the start of the scholastic year, Master of Advocacy students at the University of Malta came across quite the predicament. The University’s entire law student community expressed its outrage at the fact that, due to alleged disorganisation from the administration, some students had to camp outside their faculties overnight to make sure they secure a spot for their elective units.
The queuing throughout the night and early hours of the morning was due to the fact that electives were capped at 25, even though the Masters of Law course hosts over 100 students, creating quite a difficult situation for students to be able to choose their preferred elective due to the first come first served basis.
Student organisations ELSA Malta, GħSL and JCA collectively expressed their disappointment at the matter, highlighting the fact that if the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it is that such processes can be conducted easily online. Amongst other suggestions, the organisations proposed that capping is removed from online elective, capping is increased to more than 25 for other electives, that the administration adopts modern measures and that students who applied without a second preference are called back to email their second preference.
What do you make of this situation?