As students walked past the Junior College gates to commence another scholastic year, student organisation Pulse held a press-conference on the stairs leading to the main entrance
Pulse President Matthew Zerafa presented a document put together by Julian Delia and Yanika Abela. Zerafa claimed that in this document contains a solution to make it easier for Junior College students to arrive for their lectures on time. The document highlights the difference between the public transport that Junior College students had two years ago, where they had direct buses from every locality, and the current situation where they are compelled to arrive late for their lectures.
“During the past scholastic year, we were faced with a situation where students were arriving late for their lectures and they weren’t even excused by the lecturers,” continued the Pulse President.
“It is a huge injustice that students are penalised for something which is beyond their control” insisted Matthew Zerafa while also mentioning a planned meeting with the current Transport Minister about the situation.
After Zerafa’s statement, second-year student Julian Delia divulged that the document is divided in two. The first parts speaks about the direct routes and the possibility of re-introducing them, whilst the second part deals with the removal of the bendy-buses from the roads. Delia also mentioned that the removal of bendy-buses are costing Arriva a staggering €30,000 daily. Delia expressed Pulse’s wish to work hand in hand with transport authorities in order to solve this situation.
While concluding the press conference, Pulse President Matthew Zerafa said that in the upcoming days Pulse is going to continue working to try and rectify the situation as he invited students and other student organisations to join Pulse’s cause to improve the public transport system.