Evarist Bartolo

Evarist Bartolo

Evarist Bartolo

Maltese Minister for Education and Employment

In 1975 Bartolo graduated from the University of Malta with a B.A. (Hons) degree in English Literature and continued his studies in journalism at Stanford University. He also read for a Master’s in Education at the University of Cardiff.

He spent three years teaching at De La Salle College as well as working with the national broadcasting station and editor of numerous media organisations.

A member of parliament since 1992, he worked mostly in Education, European affairs and Tourism as well as serving as Minister of Education and National Culture under a Labour government between 1996 and 1998. Evarist Bartolo took office as the Minister for Education and Employment on 13 March 2013.

Minister Bartolo is known for being a proponent of civil rights in Malta, co-sponsoring a Parliamentary Bill for the introduction of divorce legislation in Malta. The bill was approved in Parliament in October 2011 following a successful referendum campaign. He has also campaigned for the introduction of gay rights, Whistle-blower Act, Standards in Public Life, Freedom of Information Act and transparency in financing of political parties, checks and balances for accountability and good governance.

Read more about Evarist and his work here.

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