Education Commissioner Caruana Carabez passes away

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Commissioner for Education Charles Caruana Carabez has passed away, the Office of the Ombudsman announced in a statement on Thursday afternoon.

Mr Caruana Carabez was appointed as Commissioner for Education on 1 September 2017.

The Office of the Ombudsman said that Caruana Carabez had dedicated his life to promoting education and ensuring high educational standards.

“During his short term in office as Commissioner for Education he sought to advance good relations between the authorities and public educational institutions while defending the interest of aggrieved citizens seeking redress against maladministration. He did so with a strong sense of purpose tempered with equity and humanity.”

Mr Caruana Carabez served as teacher, lecturer and Head of Department at the Technical Institute, the Gian Frangisk Abela Upper Secondary and the University Junior College.

He was a member of the Council of the University, and member of the boards of the ITS, the National Book Council and the National Commission for Further and Higher Education. He was a prolific contributor of articles to the press and has authored two books on English literature.

The Ombudsman, Commissioners and staff of the Office of the Ombudsman saluted his memory and express their deepest condolences to the Caruana Carabez family.

The Nationalist Party paid tribute to Caruana Carabez, stating he had dedicated his life to teaching and to achieve justice for those who suffered from maladministration.