In view of the current directives by the Maltese Government due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS), just like all other Higher Education Institutions, have closed their doors. This, however, will not impact the ITS students’ learning.
ITS CEO, Mr Pierre Fenech, said that thanks to the ITS' dedicated team of academics, ITS has been preparing and using online teaching for the past two years. In view of current school closures, the Institute is making use of its official digital tools to teach exclusively online for the time being.
All ITS students are able to proceed with their learning at the comfort of their home. In fact, ITS lecturers will be able to employ different modes of online teaching.
Online learning commenced on Monday 16th March, and Mr Fenech stated that the first day ran smoothly and positive feedback from both lecturers and students has been received.
The Institute has also made arrangements for Bachelor Degree students who were studying at the Institut Paul Bocuse in France, and safely arrived in Malta last week, so they will be able to continue their studies locally and students studying at the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Finland will be continuing their studies online through a dedicated platform.
Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection, Hon. Julia Farrugia Portelli, stated that the Institute had invested in technology which makes online learning possible. This technology was already in use prior to the current events and its use has now been extended to deliver online lectures offering minimal disruption to students’ learning.
This is being done in agreement with the MUT and ITS academics, in the best interest of the Institute's students.
17th March 2020