The Ministry of Education and Employment launched an early school leaving strategy aimed at reaching the targets of Europe 2020. The consultation process for this strategy was also launched and will be finalised in a national conference in May.
maltastar.com Friday, 05 Apr 2013, 21:18
The girls’ secondary school in Pembroke will become Malta’s first state coeducational school in the next scholastic year, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo announced this morning.
independent.com.mt Saturday, 20 April 2013, 10:55
A spate of anti-teacher aggressive incidents has prompted a Government decision to update a disciplinary code of conduct for schools. The revised code is expected to be more concise than the existing one, drafted in 2002, and better explain how staff and students are expected to behave. Students will play a pivotal role in drawing it up, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said as he announced the revision yesterday.
The Times 23.4.2013
A €2 million scholarship scheme for would-be Masters students will be launched next week, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said this morning. In a departure from standard scholarship eligibility criteria, having an undergraduate degree will not be a prerequisite: if applicants find a foreign university willing to accept them as mature students, they will be able to apply for the new Master It scholarship fund. Students with a general honours degree will also be eligible, Mr Bartolo noted. Masters courses must begin by the end of this year to qualify. The €2 million pot - already €700,000 more than last year's budget allocation - may increase further.
timesofmalta.com Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 10:49
A national literacy strategy for all frameworks intended to address literacy issues at all ages has been launched this morning, Minister for Education and Employment, Evarist Bartolo announced this morning. The framework is intended to serve as a basis for intensive consultation with stakeholders, on the basis of which, a National Literacy Strategy for All will be formulated in the coming weeks. The Minister held that through this framework which will target all sectors of society, the government seeks to ensure that everyone in Malta is provided with the best opportunities to acquire the required literacy skills in both English and Maltese as well in digital skills.
di-ve.com Last Updated 18 | 05 | 2013 at 14:33
Four state primary schools shall open in the evenings for their playgrounds to be used by autistic children. The announcement was made this afternoon by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo and Ms Michelle Muscat, the Prime Minister’s wife, at the St Paul’s Bay Primary School. The initiative follows a series of meetings Ms Muscat has had with members of the Autism Parents Association, who highlighted the difficulties they had to face as they could not take their children to play in a safe environment. Autistic children had the tendency to wander off and get over-stimulated if there was a lot of noise.
timesofmalta.com Friday, July 5, 2013, 16:22
Matul dan is-sajf il-Ministeru tal-Edukazzjoni beda x-xogħol ta’ manutenzjoni u tisbiħ f’90 skola tal-gvern u dan biex l-istudenti u l-ħaddiema f’dawn l-iskejjel ikollhom ambjent xieraq u fuq kollox sigur. Mal-bidla fil-gvern il-Ministru tal-Edukazzjoni Evarist Bartolo xxokkja ruħu meta sab iktar minn 80 skola tal-gvern minn 107 li kienu fi stat ħażin, bi 30 minnhom saħansitra fi stat perikoluż.
A new project Networked: ICT competences for better employability and workforce adaptability was launched today by the parliamentary secretaries for economic growth and EU funds, Edward Zammit Lewis and Ian Borg, respectively. … The first phase will involve the roll-out of a nationwide awareness campaign aimed at helping adults understand ICT and inspiring them to go online by explaining the benefits this can offer. The second will comprise subsidised training for more than 3,500 individuals. Two training programmes will be offered. The first programme will introduce participants to the basics of ICT in daily life contexts whilst the second will focus on the use of ICT in work related scenarios.
timesofmalta.com Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:42
Students at various educational institutions in Malta and Gozo have received their increased stipends following the cost of living adjustment unveiled in the Budget, the Education Ministry said. In said in a statement this policy measure ensured that, in the coming years, unlike what happened in the past, stipends would not be allowed to decline in real terms. Repeater students at sixth form level also received their first stipend, which covers January, while University students are to receive their January stipend in the coming weeks once applications are processed following the decision to extend the measure to university students.
timesofmalta.com Saturday, March 1, 2014, 14:32
Dalgħodu l-Ministru tal-Edukazzjoni Evarist Bartolo nieda l-ewwel parti tal-proġett pilota tat-tablets fl-iskejjel. F'din l-ewwel parti tal-proġett pilota se jingħataw tablets lill-istudenti ta' 13-il klassi fl-iskejjel tal-Istat, tliet klassijiet fl-iskejjel tal-Knisja, kif ukoll l-iskola tal-Wardija għal persuni b'diżabilità. S'issa fil-proġett qed jipparteċipaw 13-il jumpanija Maltija li qed jipprovdu l-hardware u s-software meħtieġa.
inewsmalta.com 10:04 | 25.03.2014
l-Ministru tal-Edukazzjoni, Evarist Bartolo ħabbar tliet inizjattivi tal-youth gurantee scheme fosthom li jkun hemm privat b'xejn fis-sajf għall-istudenti li ma jgħaddux mill-eżamijiet tal-Matsec tal-Matematika, Malti, Ingliż u Fiżika. Se jkun hemm privat ukoll għall-istudenti li ma jirnexxielhom jidħlu fl-MCAST anke u programm vokazjonali. Il-mira hi li jintlaħqu 2,000 żagħżugħ. Dawn l-iskemi se jiswew €2.73 miljun b'xejn. Dawn se jkunu parzjalment iffinanzjati mill-Unjoni Ewropea filwaqt li l-gvern Malti se joħroġ 15% tal-ispiża.
inewsmalta.com 10:18 | 23.04.2014
Mr (Evarist) Bartolo also announced that the price of uniforms, including the winter and summer versions and P.E kits, will be reduced by 10%. The actual savings will be of around €20. Citing two examples, the Education Minister said that St Margaret’s College uniforms will go down from €218 to €197 and St Michael’s College uniforms will go down to €199 from €226. There will be one main supplier for all colleges but parents can opt for other suppliers, as long as their uniforms are of the same specifications.
independent.com.mt Tuesday, 06 May 2014, 09:57
Il-Ministru għall-Edukazzjoni u x-Xogħol dalgħodu żar l-iskola Primarja ta' St Venera, fi ħdan il-Kulleġġ St.Tereża, hekk kif it-tfal kienu qed jingħataw kolazzjon fl-iskema tal-Breakfast Club. Il-Programm tal-Breakfast Club beda jopera fl-Iskejjel Statali fil-livell Primarju fl-1 ta’ April 2014. Din hija miżura oħra tal-Budget 2014 sabiex jiġu mnehdija strutturi u servizzi li jkunu ta’ appoġġ għal dawk il-familji fejn il-ġenituri jaħdmu. Kien għalhekk li-Iskejjel bdew jinfetħu fis-7.00 biex il-ġenituri jkunu jistgħu jwasslu lil uliedhom l-iskola fejn dawn jingħataw kolazzjon kif ukoll ikollhom superviżjoni qabel il-ħin tal-Iskola. Dan huwa servizz li qed ikun offrut bla ħlas lil dawk it-tfal li l-ġenituri tagħhom jaħdmu. Matul l-ewwel xahar tas-servizz, madwar 700 student attendew għal Breakfast Club kuljum u b'kollox ġew offruti madwar 11,000 breakfast fil-kulleġġi kollha ta’ Malta u Għawdex.
inewsmalta.com 10:58 | 13.05.2014
Wara li daħal fis-seħħ is-servizz ta' Childcare b'xejn, se jkun estiż il-Klabb 3-16. Din is-sistema li tipprovdi li l-iskejjel jibqgħu miftuħin u joffru servizzi għall-istudenti anke wara l-ħin tal-iskola se jkun amalgamat ma' Skola Sajf. Dan kien imħabbar dalgħodu mill-Ministru Evarist Bartolo waqt li kien qiegħed fl-iskola Primarja tas-Siġġiewi. Bartolo iddeskriva dan bħala pass ieħor 'il quddiem biex iktar ġenituri joħorġu jaħdmu. Din l-amalagamazzjoni se twassal biex jiżdied il-ħin tas-servizz. Il-ħlas għal dan is-servizz se jkun qed jonqos għaliex wieħed se jkun mitlub li jħallas 80c fis-siegħa u l-ħin tas-servizz fis-Sajf se jkun bejn is-7.00 u l-17.30. Matul dan il-ħin, it-tfal se jkunu qed jiġu mħarrġa dwar l-istorja u l-kultura tal-Mediterran. Dan is-servizz se jkun offrut fl-iskejjel primarji ta': Attard, Birkirkara, Bormla, Fgura, Furjana, Mellieħa, Mosta, Raħal Ġdid, Siġġiewi, San Pawl il-Baħar, Żejtun, Żurrieq, Nadur, Victoria u Xagħra. Il-Ministru Bartolo qal li se jkunu qed joħorġu applikazzjonijiet għall-għalliema li jridu jagħtu servizz. Is-sena l-oħra fi klabb 3-16 kienu pparteiċpaw 2,700 tifel u tifla.
inewsmalta.com 09:34 | 21.05.2014
Education Minister Evartist Bartolo today launched the Early School Leaving Stategy during a press conference at St Ignatius College and Girls Secondary School in Handaq. The minister said that a strategic plan for the prevention of early school leaving in Malta has been put in place by the government with a target of reducing the number of early school leavers by 10% by the year 2020.
maltastar.com Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014, 13:02
The price of state college uniforms has been reduced by an average of 10 per cent, the Education Ministry said. The new prices are as follows:
College Agreed price 2011 Negotiated price Difference
Santa Margerita €218.84 €197.20 €21.64
San Benedittu €228.52 €208.00 €20.52
San Gorg Preca €220.40 €203.00 €17.40
San Injazju €224.27 €199.00 €25.27
Santa Klara €230.16 €208.00 €22.16
Maria Regina €218.16 €203.50 €14.66
San Nikola €226.80 €199.00 €13.60
Santa Tereża €223.05 €197.75 €11.10
St Thomas More €223.26 €205.00 €18.26
Gozo College €229.49 €216.50 €12.98
timesofmalta.com Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:08
L-ISTUDENTI tal-ewwel u t-tieni sena tas-sekondarja fl-iskola Dun Mario Pullicino tar-Rabat f’Settembru li ġej se jkunu qed jidħlu fi skola kompletament rinovata hekk kif matul dan is-Sajf, waqt li huma kienu qed igawdu l-vaganzi, kien għaddej xogħol infrastrutturali qawwi li huwa parti minn proġett li jkopri l-istess kola fir-Rabat, kif ukoll proġett ieħor fil-‘Middle School’ tan-Naxxar. Dawn iż-żewġ proġetti, li għandhom jgħinu mhux ftit biex l-esperjenza tat-tagħlim tkun imtejba u li jinkludu wkoll it-twaqqigħ u l-bini mill-ġdid ta’ parti mill-iskola fir-Rabat, se jiswew b’kollox mat-€3 miljuni
The government is carrying out a €20 million refurbishment programme on some 40 schools, some of which are co-ed middle schools – a concept that will see widespread introduction as from the upcoming scholastic year after a pilot project at the Pembroke secondary. The refurbishment project is also aimed at introducing the government policy of having smaller schools that cater for 600 to 700 students.
independent.com.mt Saturday, 23 August 2014, 13:22
The website (http://www.intaward.org.mt) was launched by the Hon Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment together with Hon Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation and Youth on Friday 12th September. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award enables 14-24-year-olds to learn practical skills that are valuable to their personal and professional development. Taking part in the Award offers young people formal recognition for their achievements and is seen by many educational institutions and employers as a valuable development programme that equips young people with practical and social skills.
di-ve.com 12 | 09 | 2014 at 16:36
Tablets have been handed out to 350 pupils, 32 teachers and 21 learning support assistants as part of a trial One Tablet Per Child project in primary schools, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said this morning. Speaking at Msida primary school, he said the project involves 20 primary state, church and independent schools throughout Malta and Gozo. Tablets were handed out to pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5. The purpose of the project, he said, was to assist in the teaching process and particularly to improve literacy.
timesofmalta.com Monday, October 6, 2014, 11:04
The new MCAST Centre in Ghajnsielem Gozo, was inaugurated on Monday evening, in the presence of the Minister for Education Evarist Bartolo and the Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo. These new premises will replace the previous two satellite centres located in Xaghra and Xewkija. This year around 300 students are expected to follow several courses offered at different levels.
gozonews.com October 7, 2014
Teachers will be obliged to report cases of bullying according to a new policy on addressing bullying behaviour in schools. The policy, launched this morning by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo, seeks to adopt a zero tolerance attitude towards bullying by strengthening the value of respect.
timesofmalta.com Monday, November 10, 2014, 13:57
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Education Minister Evarist Bartolo today launched the paid study leave programme, also known as sabbatical, for educators across the board. Speaking at St Clare’s college, secondary school in Pembroke – the first state school to have introduced the concept of co-education, Dr Muscat said that he welcomed the fact that the Malta Union of Teachers agreed to the idea of sabbatical leave. MUT top officials were present for the news conference.
Independent.com.mt Monday, 9 March 2015, 13:33
A total of €43 million is being spent on 28 educational projects, most of which would be finished or will be finalised in summer, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said during a site visit to Rabat's Secondary School. The sum, which did not include 2013 works and minor works under €80,000 across the 10 colleges, was being spent on different projects consisting of new schools, refurbishment and upgrades, sport and artistic facilities as well as youth hubs.
Timesofmalta.com Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:10
Education Minister Evarist Bartolo laid the first stone for the construction of a new Middle School in Kirkop this morning. A number of ancient tombs were found on site, and the design was modified to incorporate them into the complex. The Middle school building will be 3,600m2 while the total size of the school will be 14,000m2, with construction costing €3 million and finishing costing €5 million.
Friday, 10 July 2015, 10:09
The government has spent €1 million on a new kindergarten in San Gwann, with the money going for the embellishment and maintenance of the building and the building of new classrooms. Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said during a tour that infrastructural investment in state schools last year was the highest ever. He underlined the importance of schoolchildren and teachers having a good school environment. He said the latest addition of works was the primary school in Victoria, Gozo.
Timesofmalta.com Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 07:41
The Ministry for Education and Employment, together with the University of Malta, has upgraded the stipend classification of the B.Sc in Pharmaceutical Science course which will allow for the respective students to receive a higher stipend and initial financial grant, the Department of Information said. The change will come into effect as from this month, and will be added in the next stipend payment in August. This decision was taken in light of the fact that, for a number of years, students in this course were denied an equal playing field with those following other similar courses, as well as in view of the Government's aim to further incentivise and promote education in the science subjects.
Independent.com.mt Saturday, 30 July 2016, 10:47
Bi ftehim bejn is-Segretarjat Parlamentari għall-Anzjanità Attiva u l-Persuni b’Diżabilità u l-Kunsill Malti għax-Xjenza u t-Teknoloġija, l-anzjani u l-persuni b’diżabilità se jingħataw tagħlim b’xejn, permezz tal-proġett Esplora. Is-Segretarju Parlamentari għar-Riċerka Chris Agius, qal li b’dan il-ftehim estenda s-servizz taċ-ċentru, minn post għat-tfal u ż-żgħażagħ għall-post għal kulħadd. Temm jgħid li ċ-Ċentru Interattiv Esplora se jiftaħ uffiċjalment fit-28 ta’ Ottubru.
Newsbook.com.mt 10/10/16 07:00 PM
Overall, these past three and a half years we have invested almost €47 million and the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools has delivered major projects which include new schools in Kirkop and Dingli; significant additions, major alterations and construction of new building blocks with the creation of sporting facilities in Bormla, Birkirkara and Rabat, to create new middle schools, each catering for a student population of 500. We have also constructed a new block with lecture rooms, computer labs and science labs at Maria Regina College in Naxxar and the construction of an entire lecture block, adjacent to the present school – Sir M.A. Refalo Sixth Form in Victoria, consisting of seven lecture rooms, two Biology labs, two Physics labs, one Chemistry lab, four ICT labs as well as a hall. In Xewkija improvements carried out include extensive refurbishment of classrooms, administration offices and the hall on ground floor level as well as the creation of extra-curricular and supporting classrooms on first floor level which hasn’t been used in recent years. In 2014-15 we constructed a new kindergarten block adjacent to the Primary School in San Gwann. The former Boys’ Secondary School at Ħaż-Żebbuġ, which closed its doors a few years ago and remained unused, was extensively refurbished and converted into a modern state of the art Primary School. By the end of this year we would have finished the construction of a new floor on the existing school in Għargħur preserving the same architectural features of the old school. Completion and finishing of works on various lecture blocks at the MCAST Campus and the construction of an underground car park were finalised at a cost of €11 million. We more than doubled the facilities for disabled young people at Dun Manwel Attard Young Adult Resource Centre in Wardija by constructing an additional floor and the construction of an entire new lecture block. The new National Sports School in Pembroke is a new bespoke school specialising in sports education with an interesting design layout with two very large multi-purpose halls, an indoor squash court, and a short-distance athletic track. The school also includes facilities for mainstream academic facilities. In the coming years, we will be constructing a new indoor pool and new tennis courts within the premises to complement facilities at this new National Sports School. We have also created a new childcare centre at Gżira and another one in Birkirkara within the building of the area Primary School. Another childcare centre in Zebbug is due to be completed in February next year. Work on new state-of-the-art primary schools in Qawra, Marsascala and Victoria, will start shortly. Another project, the St Margaret College Learning Support Centre in Cospicua involved extensive restoration on parts of the St Margaret Bastions in Bormla, and their adaptation into a proper learning environment. We have also built a football ground in Sta Venera, surfaced with synthetic turf certified for the world body of football, by FIFA.
Evarist Bartolo maltatoday.com.mt 26 October 2016, 9:26am
Visitors thronged to Bighi this evening as the anticipated interactive science centre celebrated its grand opening. Three times as many visitors as organisers had originally expected showed up, making it necessary to control the flow of visitors through the exhibit areas to deal with the overwhelming demand. People were admitted on a first come, first served basis, a statement by the Malta Council for Science and Technology stated. The renovated complex now consists of several buildings and outdoor spaces, all interconnected following an extensive restoration and development process. The main exhibition halls and the landscaped gardens contain 250 exhibits. Moreover, there is an activity centre for visitors to experience hands-on workshops and science shows, making science relevant to our everyday lives. The building houses science interactive hands-on exhibits, workshops and science shows. Teachers will now be able to offer a different learning experience for various parts of the curricula while hard-to-convey topics can be presented through specialised interactive materials and equipment. At least 56 science shows and 256 hands-on science workshops will be held annually in the activity centre. The new science centre will host the screening of 618 planetarium shows. The €26 million project, the first of its kind in Malta, is hosted at the former Royal Navy Hospital and has taken almost two and a half years to complete. A total of €14.5 million of the funds came from the European Regional Development Fund. Esplora is housed in a number of wings of the former Bighi Royal Naval Hospital and has a footprint of 22,000 meters squared.
Timesofmalta.com Friday, October 28, 2016, 16:12
Wara ftehim bejn il-Ministeru għal Għawdex u TCTC, it-tfal Għawdxin se jibbenefikaw minn esperjenza unika ta’ tagħlim dwar ir-robotika grazzi għal kors offrut mill-kumpanija msemmija. Il-Ministru għal Għawdex Justyne Caruana qalet li daqs sena ilu kienu diġà bdew id-diskussjonijiet ma’ TCTC dwar dan il-kors, u sforz l-importanza tas-suġġett, il-Ministeru ddeċieda li jħallas il-kors kollu biex it-tfal li jattendu ma jħallsu xejn.
Inewsmalta.com Lul 15, 2017 16:41
870 students are following free lessons offered by the government for those who need to resit SEC exams. Lessons are being given in four centres in Malta and Gozo. Education Minister Evarist Bartolo, who toured one of the centres today, said that apart from the basic subjects also offered in the past four years – Maths, Maltese, English and Physics, Biology revision classes are also being held this year.
Timesofmalta.com Thursday, August 3, 2017, 17:01
A nationwide autism screening project was launched by the Education Ministry and the Health Ministry at the Żebbuġ primary school yesterday. Autism is a condition that influences children’s communication, activities and interests. The programme, called ‘Lenti fuq l-iżvilupp ta’ uliedna’ (Focus on our children’s development) is offered to children as young as 18 months. Screenings will be conducted through a questionnaire hosted on the M-Chat platform. The survey consists of 20 questions and will be carried out during an informal meeting between parents and a member of the screening team. The data collected will determine if the child needs further assessment, referrals, follow-up or other programmes. Parents will then be informed of the screening team to guide them forward. The programme is the result of a pilot project which saw 1,500 babies being screened for autism, 200 of whom required a follow-up meeting with professionals. The pilot project, launched in January, was done with 16 health clinics across the country, and the response – gauged through a survey – was positive, with 97 per cent of respondents giving it the thumbs up.
Timesofmalta.com Saturday, October 28, 2017, 18:28
Matsec exam fees have been halved, in line with a commitment made in the Budget, the Education Ministry said today. Applications for the exams opened today. The exams will be free of charge as from next year. O and A level past papers were made available free of charge a few weeks ago.
Timesofmalta.com Monday, November 6, 2017, 14:07