Maltese Students React: What's Everyone Doing Instead Of The Double-Decker Buscades This Year?

Student groups aren't about to let a ban get in the way of their żiblatas


Last week, Lovin Malta announced that double-decker bus operators would not be renting their services to students for graduation buscades this year. Now, Lovin Malta has reached out to a couple of Malta's student groups and graduates to hear what they've got to say about all of this.

Most students seem to agree that this decision by double-decker operators is reasonable given recent events, but at the same time it's a pity that they won't be able to celebrate in the way that they've been looking forward to since they started university.

"While we understand the students frustration and disappointment, we believe that certain steps are necessary to safeguard health and safety measures." BETAPSI's Public Relations Officer Kyle Attard told Lovin Malta.

Meanwhile, President of the European Law Students' Association Malta Nina Fauser said “ELSA Malta welcomes this change and believes that students will definitely find similar, yet safer alternatives, in order to celebrate their graduation.”

A number of students that we reached out to said they're planning on finding different ways to celebrate in style that would not require double-deckers, but no one wanted to go on record to divulge specific information. Guess we're going to have to wait until next month to see what this year's graduates have in store!

How do you think students should celebrate their graduation this year? Let us know in the comments and tag someone who's going to be graduating soon!

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