Prof Charles Farrugia, Commissioner for Education (2014 – )
Professor Farrugia was born in Rabat on the 2 June 1941. He studied at St Aloysius College and at St. Michael’s Training College. He commenced his career in Education as a teacher in State schools. Following studies at the Institute of Education, University of London he moved to teach Education at St Michael’s Training College and Mater Admirabilis College, which eventually evolved into the Department of Educational Studies at MCAST where he was Head of Department.
He obtained a B.A (Major) in Communication Studies from the University of Montreal, a Master’s in Educational Technology from Concordia University, Montreal and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of London. His academic specialisation is in the training for teachers and the administration of educational services in small states, a subject in which he collaborated closely with the British Commonwealth Secretariat and UNESCO.
He served as Chairman of the Maltese National Commission for UNESCO for 17 years.
Professor Farrugia was the founder Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Malta for fourteen years. He acted as Pro-Rector of the University from 1996-2006. He was appointed University Ombudsman in 2008 and terminated his term of office in this position in 2013. In February 2014, Professor Farrugia was appointed Commissioner for Education.
He is married to Doris and they have three children, Sandra, Nadia and Pierre.
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