Fonds EDU - Education

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  • 1922-01-01 - 1981-12-31 (Accumulation)

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Ministry of Education Records ( 1965 – 1969). The Ministry of Education was the head office in education issues. It fostered international relations by participating in cultural exchanges/co-operations with several countries and by being involved in international conferences on various subjects. A variety of reports and papers issued by the UNESCO and Council of Europe are included in the Ministry of Education Files. The Ministry of Education organized training courses abroad, registered Maltese students abroad, and granted scholarships. Several files deal with staff matters, even with Museum staff. There is also material not necessarily related to education, but to cultural issues: a geographical study on the Maltese Islands, Tourist Hotel Project on Manoel Island, excavation and preservation of archaeological sites, organization of exhibitions, festivals etc. The Education Department dealt with issues regarding primary and secondary education. It provided and maintained equipment of schools, supplied food, and maintained school buildings and accommodations. The department was responsible for the appointment and pay of teachers and other staff required in schools. The Education Department also supervised the opening of new schools, and the holding of evening classes. It was involved in the formulation of Syllabuses for educational institutions, was concerned with medical care in schools, and issued exemptions from payment of certain fees. The Education Department also organized the annual Malta Education Week. There are press extracts and letters to the local press. The papers also include circulars, reports, publications on issues of education, and papers concerning the Malta Union of Teachers. – Head Office, Rabat

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