Budget 2019: Opportunity for supply teachers to become eligible for regular positions

It was stated in the Budget 2019 Speech that the Institute for Education will be developing courses to provide an opportunity for supply teachers at different levels to become eligible for positions of regular teachers on conclusion of the courses.

Minister Scicluna also announced the possibly for those wanting a change of career and opting to become teachers, to undergo the necessary course leading to this change.

It was also mentioned that in the coming days educators will benefit from new courses and teaching methods.

Minister Scicluna stated that this was being undertaken not only as an investment in teachers but also to provide the best teaching for students.

The Minister further stated that both new teachers and those already in service will be trained to continue strengthening pedagogy and further updating themselves in new teaching methods and courses.

Government will also continue to improve the infrastructure and modernisation of schools.