PRESS RELEASE BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL PERMANENT SECRETARY The national competition ‘X’Tixtieq issir la Tikber?’ returns

​Following last year’s success, the Office of the Principal Permanent Secretary is launching the second edition of the ‘X’tixtieq issir la Tikber?’ competition, which will be culminating in the Public Service Week in May 2022. 

This competition introduces primary school pupils, who are in the fourth, fifth and sixth years, to various careers offered by the Public Service. The competition is open to all schools until Monday 11 April 2022 at noon. Through this competition, children from an early age start thinking about their aspirations.

This year, children are invited to create drawings, writings, photographs or short videos by imagining what they would like to be when they grow up and what career in the Public Service they would wish to pursue. Participants will then be invited to spend one day with a public officer in the career area of their choice.

Submissions will be displayed in a digital exhibition, showcasing each child’s work, as part of Public Service Week 2022.

There are superb prizes linked to this competition, including tablets, cameras and vouchers that can be used for family tickets at the National Aquarium and Heritage Malta online shop.

All details, including competition regulations, can be accessed on the Public Service Facebook page or