Sagħtar

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Sagħtar
Sagħtar logo.jpg
Sagħtar December 2015 cover.jpg
Cover of the final issue of Sagħtar (December 2015)
Circulation 6,000
Publisher Moviment Qawmien Letterarju (1971-1976)
Malta Union of Teachers (1976-2015)
First issue January 1971
Final issue
— Number
December 2015
354
Country Malta
Language Maltese
Website facebook.com/saghtar

Sagħtar was a Maltese magazine published by MUT Publications Ltd. It is published monthly during the school year, and is intended mainly for use within Maltese primary and secondary schools. Its content ranges from information regarding current local and international topics, to Maltese literature. In Maltese sagħtar refers to wild thyme, and also to the striated pardalote.

Many Maltese schools use Sagħtar as part of a Maltese lesson. Indeed it is used both to encourage students to read Maltese, and to teach students about certain topics which may be featured in that particular edition.

Sagħtar was first published in 1971, having been started by the "Moviment Qawmien Letterarju". In 1976, it was handed to the Malta Union of Teachers (MUT). The final issue of Sagħtar was published in December 2015, and the printed version of the magazine is to be discontinued due to high printing costs. The MUT plans to decide on the future of the magazine later on.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xuereb, Matthew (18 December 2015). "The end of an era for Sagħtar". Times of Malta. Retrieved 18 December 2015.