Cover of the final issue of Sagħtar (December 2015)
|Publisher||Moviment Qawmien Letterarju (1971-1976)
Malta Union of Teachers (1976-2015)
|First issue||January 1971|
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 ranged from information regarding current local and international topics, to Maltese literature. In Maltese sagħtar refers to wild thyme, and also to the striated pardalote.
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.
Many Maltese schools used Sagħtar as part of a Maltese lesson. Indeed, it was used both to encourage students to read Maltese, and to teach students about certain topics which may be featured in that particular edition.
- Xuereb, Matthew (18 December 2015). "The end of an era for Sagħtar". Times of Malta. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
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