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500 seniors apply to learn

A total of 500 seniors have so far signed up to participate in various courses offered by the University of the Third Age (U3E).

The U3E forms part of the University of Malta’s European Centre for Gerontology. 

“It is a project offering positive inducements to our seniors,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly and Community Care, Mario Galea, said this morning at the inauguration of the new academic year.  

“The University of the Third Age enriches the key principle of lifelong learning which is nowadays given such priority by educators around the globe.”

The U3E has three learning centres: Floriana, Sliema and Victoria, Gozo. This year, the university will offer no less than 15 new courses ranging from health, social learning, history, political studies and biblical studies.

The U3E is active in other spheres, organising cultural and religious activities and keep-fit sessions for the elderly. It has also set up a choir and publishes a newspaper.

Mr Galea urged seniors to take part in this positive experience.

 

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