1,300 Gozitan students and educators will now be able to commute for free.
These last few months, the fast ferry has been a big relief to many Gozitan students and educators, who could now commute between the two islands much quicker.
Yet, while the fast ferry that crosses between Valletta, Malta and Mgarr, Gozo has proved immensely useful, the fees, which are a fair bit more expensive when compared to those of the Gozo Channel, have not been me with quite as much enthusiasm.
But that’s all about to change! In a press conference hosted yesterday by Minister of Education Justyne Caruana, a new scheme was announced that would make travel between the two islands for students and educators free.
All Gozitan students and educators pursuing studies and work in Malta will now be able to travel for free under the new the ‘EDU Fast Ferry Scheme’. This comes as part of the new measures announced at the 2022 Budget.
How can you apply and how does it work?
Applications will soon be open on the Ministry of Education Government website. Minister Caruana encouraged all those who are eligible to apply right away, as applications close on 3rd November 2021.
If the course you’re following is included in the list of courses on the website, you are entitled to register and apply, so hop to it!
Once done, you will be issued an ‘EDU Fast Ferry’ card which you can use for all your trips throughout the scholastic year… that’s right, any trips made during summer will not be free (sorry!)
Will you be making use of the scheme?