Malta’s education system should always encourage educators who embrace inclusive and innovative principles, Education Minister Clifton Grima has said following the dismissal of a Catholic school principal.
“Educators who promote these principles should be encouraged in their work because these are the same principles that our society should always embrace,” Grima told Lovin Malta.
mario Mallia was recently fired from her job as director and he claims that his mandate was terminated following the introduction of inclusive measures at the Catholic school. The school has denied the allegationsinsisting that it resulted from “various management and procedural problems”.
The decision to remove Mallia after 16 years as the school’s principal has sparked outrage on social media, from alumni and colleagues to fellow academics, popular opinion and even the TikTok star, Henry Galea.
Grima avoided commenting on the specifics of the case, noting that Catholic schools are independent and not the responsibility of the Ministry of Education.
He said, however, that there are naturally relevant laws that regulate termination.
The Malta Teachers Union also spoke out against the dismissal, insisting he will no longer work with the school while calling for the resignation of the board and the rector.
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