President Nasheed has re-established the Council for Higher Education and appointed Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed as the President of the Council.
Other members appointed to the council are:
Dr Musthafa Luthfy, Minister of Education
Dr Aminath Jameel, Minister of Health and Family
Uz Hassan Latheef, Minister of Human Resources, Youth and Sports
Mr Ali Hashim, Minister of Finance and Treasury
Mr Mohamed Rasheed, Minister of Economic Development
Dr Ibrahim Didi, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture
Dr Ahmed Ali Maniku, Minister of State for Education
Dr Isaam Mohamed, Under Secretary at the President’s Office
Uz Ibrahim Rasheed Moosa, Dean of the Kuliyyathul Dhiraasaathul Islamiyya
Dr Hassan Hameed, Rector of Maldives College of Higher Education
Dr Mohamed Shiham Adam, Executive Director at the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture
Mr Mohamed Shafeeq from the business community
Following the res-establishment of the council, changes has also been made to its mandate. The council would give advice on the establishment and management of policies regarding entry requirements for universities, colleges and other educational institutions. The council will also advice the government on setting up higher education policies and provide technical expertise on to higher education institutions run by the government and private sector.