Former headmaster Mario Mallia has just confirmed that he will “most definitely” be seeking legal action following his dismissal from the St Albert The Great College in Valletta.
The revelation came during his first public interview with Lovin Malta, where Mallia confirmed that action currently being taken alongside the Malta Union of Teachers is not the only plan underway.
“The dismissal was unfair,” Mallia said clearly. “The two counts that have been cited as the reasons for my dismissal, namely the fact that I have usurped the property of the Dominicans for activities… the only activity we had over the past two years was having the school being used as a polling station,” he explained, continuing on to say that that is something that has been done for years.
Mallia also expressed his appreciation towards all the people that came forward to show their support.
@lovinmaltaofficial #MarioMallia is seeking legal action over his “unfair” dismissal. Thoughts? Full #interview now on #LovinMalta 📲 #fyp #fypmalta #malta #valletta #headmaster #lovinmeets ♬ original sound – Lovin Malta
“To be honest, I’m humbled. I only did what I thought I should be doing. What very much struck me was that small things done with a big heart make a difference. I think that is something that will stick with me,” he expressed.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Mallia was fired from his position as headmaster after disagreements with the board of the college on a number of inclusive initiatives.
The school then claimed that Mallia showed insubordinate behaviour, and also said that he made decisions without the involvement of the board, referring to the formation of a new subject called ‘MEET’ and a new cooperation.
The college also had various issues with Mallia’s involvement in politics, with Mallia simply saying that he feels that this is an extension of his role as an educator.
Watch the full Mario Mallia interview below:
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