Hon. Minister Silvio Schembri’s visit to Mater Boni Consilii St Joseph School Paola was an opportunity to experience Malta’s first in-school esports education programme coordinated by Level Academy. This programme is transforming middle-school education by promoting responsible, ethical, and professional development in the world of gaming. The programme aligns with the government’s vision for Video Games Development and Esports and is contributing to the growth of the economic sector in Malta.
The esports course focuses on education and industry-specific expertise, which expands Malta’s talent pool and makes it easier for future generations to pursue a career in the thriving sector. The programme nurtures young talent and creates professional pathways and future job prospects within the gaming industry. This is a significant contribution to the growth of the industry and supports Malta’s goal of becoming a central hub for video game development and esports.
The programme’s focus on education is crucial in promoting responsible, ethical, and professional development in gaming. This is a significant shift in the perception of gaming, from being a leisure activity to being a professional and respectable industry. The programme at Mater Boni Consilii St Joseph School Paola is a model for other schools to follow in promoting the responsible use of technology while providing young people with the skills they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.