Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo lauds the commitment and action of different stakeholders to strengthen quality education in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields on a national level.
Minister Bartolo stated this whilst addressing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Popularization Networking Festival at Villa Bighi on Thursday.
The event showcased a range of national and European science outreach initiatives that the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes within the Ministry for Education and Employment has embarked on.
The Festival participants included professionals from the science, technology, engineering and Villa mathematics educational fields as well as representatives from the industry, local councils, European Representation in Malta, Embassies and Employers’ Associations.
During the Festival Ms Melanie Casha Sammut and Mr Mario Muscat (Education Officers for Maths Primary & Integrated Science respectively), delivered a presentation related to the Directorate’s vision of STEM Education – highlighting the aims and objectives, the implementation process, the targets achieved and the next action steps.
The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programme’s Director Mr Gaetano Bugeja concluded the Festival by reasserting the commitment and collaboration to facilitate further partnership building and networking between STEM professionals.
The STEM Popularization Festival was partly funded through Scientix 3 project.