Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools CEO resigns

Mario Gafa said he was leaving his post because he is feeling that ‘my energy and drive have started to subside’

Mario Gafa said he had resigned because he could feel his 'energy and drive subside'
Mario Gafa said he had resigned because he could feel his 'energy and drive subside'

The CEO of the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools (FTS) has resigned, the Education Minister said on Thursday.

“Under his leadership, the FTS finished the project for the construction of a new primary school in Marsaskala, which was unveiled on Wednesday, and has contributed to the progress of important project deliverables such as the VET labs across Malta and Gozo,” the ministry said.

“[Gafa also contributed to] school extensions and the planning for the construction of new schools, such as those in Qawra, Msida and Rabat,” the ministry said.

Education Minister Evarist Bartolo thanked Gafa for his “commitment to the foundation and the service he provided since taking up the role in 2017”. 

In his resignation letter, Gafa said he was satisfied with what had been accomplished by the FTS during his tenure, adding however that there was more work to be done.

“After fifteen months as Chief Executive Officer in charge of FTS, I am now feeling that my energy and drive have started to subside,” Gafa wrote.

“For the good of FTS and the government, I wish to tender my resignation to allow the opportunity for others to take the role of the CEO.”

Gafa said he did not “exclude the possibility of working with the ministry or any other entity in future, where the role is less demanding and less onerous a task”.

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