The Directorate for Educational Services was established in 2006 following the enactment of the amendments to the Education Act Chapter 327.

The Directorate for Educational Services, which entails eleven Colleges, the National School Support Services, the Migrant Learners’ Unit and the School Transport Unit, is led by Director General Ms. Ritianne Borg Saliba.   

The mission of the Directorate is to ensure the effective and efficient operation and delivery of services to state colleges and school,  within the established framework of decentralisation and autonomy, and in line with the National Education Strategy 2024-2030  which aims to revise and strengthen educational services.

One of the primary responsibilities of the Directorate is to ensure the smooth running of school operations, while enhancing the wellbeing of educators and learners.  It has other general functions which revolve around the planning, provision and allocation of resources, services and learning tools. These tools include, but are not limited to, pedagogical, psychosocial, managerial, and operative aspects, as well as any additional support tools required in state colleges and educational institutions.

Overall, the Directorate is committed to improving the quality of education, supporting the needs of both educators and students, and ensuring inclusivity and equity within educational institutions.