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 Aqra fis-Sajf Campaign 2019
 
Note: Applications are now closed.
 
General Overview
 
Summer Reading Programme
 
As part of the national reading campaign Aqra fis-Sajf, the National Literacy Agency (NLA), in collaboration with the Foundation for Educational Services (FES) and Malta Libraries, will be organising a summer reading programme in Skolasajf centres and school/public libraries during summer 2019.
 
Aqra fis-Sajf officials will be assigned to a centre/s and/or library to deliver animated reading sessions, in both Maltese and English. They will be expected to be available for work from 8.30a.m. to 12.30p.m. for the whole duration of the summer working phase.
 
Selected officials will be provided with Maltese and English books, suitable for read aloud and shared reading, to enable them to carry out these reading sessions. They will be expected to prepare and plan sessions, implement a variety of reading activities during the reading session, as well as keep a record of work. It is also the responsibility of the Aqra fis-Sajf officials to ensure that any competitions or activities related to the campaign are effectively carried out in their assigned centres/libraries.
 
Summer Literacy Programme
 
This year, the National Literacy Agency will also be organizing a summer literacy programme for the lowest attaining literacy learners in Year 2 who are currently receiving Reading Recovery. To this end, the NLA will be providing training and access to an experienced teacher mentor for the students selected to deliver this programme. The training will be designed and delivered by members of the International Literacy Centre, University College London and mentoring will be provided by qualified Reading Recovery teachers in Malta. Training for this programme will be carried out prior to commencement and is subject to signing of contract of service to deliver this programme through-out summer.
 
Online Application
 
The Students’ Maintenance Grants’ Board welcomes applications from students who are 18 years of age by the closing date of the online application. The students delivering the summer reading programme may be reading for a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Malta [1], the Masters in Teaching & Learning (MTL), and MCAST students following the courses Advanced Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and Higher Diploma in Advanced Studies in the Early Years.
The students carrying out the summer literacy programme have to be enrolled in either the Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Primary/ECEC/Languages) or the Masters in Teaching & Learning (MTL).
 
 
Students may apply online at https://edurecruitment.gov.mt/
Applications are open between Monday, 8th April 2019 at Noon and close on Sunday, 28th April 2019 at Midnight.
 
Students interested in applying as Aqra fis-Sajf officials with the National Literacy Agency, should fill in the online application and attach a scan of their Identity Card, both front and back. Failure to submit accurate information and the requested documents may disqualify students from the scheme.
 
Aqra fis-Sajf Officials should be proficient in both Maltese and English, and should have a positive attitude towards reading so as to instil a love of books and reading amongst their assigned pupils.
Selected candidates will be expected to sign Contract of Service and attend mandatory training and observation sessions which will be organised by the NLA, before the commencement of the summer reading programme.
 
Remuneration and Entitlement
 
Remuneration for this work is pegged at an hourly rate of €6.50 in line with scale 16 pay of the Public Service.
Students engaged under this scheme are also entitled to the following:
 
Phase 1 : 12th July 2019 – 8th August 2019
 
Vacation Leave
7 hours
Bonus and Income Supplement
€19.71
Sick Leave
2 days on full pay
2 days on half pay
 
Phase 2 : 9th August 2019 – 6th September 2019
 
Vacation Leave
7 hours
Bonus and Income Supplement
€19.71
Sick Leave
2 days on full pay
2 days on half pay
 
Other Notes:
 
1.   Please note that students receive the bonus and any other benefits such as pro rata vacation leave, sick-leave (against presentation of medical certificate) and income supplement on a pro rata basis.
2.   Kindly note that vacation leave which is not availed of till the end of each work phase is non-refundable.
3.   Students are to ensure that once employed, their employment is registered with Jobsplus via the Jobsplus engagement form as per Legal Notice 110/1993. The Jobsplus Termination Form must also be submitted at the end of the summer work phase.
4.   This application form is specifically for the Aqra fis-Sajf campaign and will not be considered for any other scheme.
5.   For further information or clarification, students may contact Mr Daniel Cini, Senior Manager, National Literacy Agency on 2598 2993.

[1] Preference will be given to B.Ed, MTL, and B.A. students. However, students enrolled in other courses may still apply.