Digital games development strategy being finalised - PM
A national strategy on the develoment of digital games to complement the e-gaming sector is being finalised by Malta Enterprise, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi said this morning.
Dr Gonzi during the inauguration of the new building of St Martin's Institute of IT, which is also celebrating its 25th academic year anniversary.
During the visit, he met the award winning teams that took part in the National XNA GameZing competition.
St Martin's Institute is also a pioneer in the teaching of creative computing and the design of computer games.
Its students scooped up the two national awards in this competition and participants had the opportunity of showcasing their talents to the Prime Minister.
The pioneer in the development of an ICT profession in Malta, St Martin was the first school to offer courses in ordinary and advanced level computer science.
In 1995, it also started offering students the opportunity to read for a diploma in Computing and Information Systems and in the year 2000 a fully fledged BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems conferred by the University of London.
Dr Gonzi thanked the institute for its contribution to the development of Malta's human resources and the IT sector in Malta.
The St Martin's New Building is solely dedicated to the teaching of ICT and the only building offering unassisted accessibility to individuals in a wheelchair.
Classrooms are equipped with the latest educational technology.
St Martin's Institute of IT is an affiliate centre of the University of London International Programme.