The leaders of three schools in South Thiladhunmathi Atoll have asserted that the current government had resolved numerous longstanding problems they had been facing previously. The statement was made at a meeting President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih held with the leaders of Jalaluddin School, South Thiladhunmathi Education Centre and Afeefuddin School, at the Afeefuddin School grounds on Saturday morning.

The leaders of the three schools conferred their plans for this academic year with the President, assuring that they are on schedule and that everything is being carried out according to plan thus far. They also shared avenues for further improvements, such as capacity building for their staff and enhancing facilities for students.

President Solih highlighted how Afeefuddin School was one of the two schools being developed this year to fully execute the inclusive education policy in the Maldives, noting that the government had planned a total of five schools modelled around this concept. Further information on this project was also presented at the meeting. The President also told the leaders of the schools that education would be a high priority sector in the government’s plans to harmonise salaries for public sector employees. President Solih also revealed that a vaccination programme aimed at students aged 12 – 18 years, teachers and educators is currently underway.

The President had toured Afeefuddin School and viewed its facilities before meeting with the leaders of the South Thiladhunmathi schools.

The first couple’s current visit to Kulhudhuffushi City is the first leg of a three-island trip to the north of the country. From Kulhudhuffushi City, the President and the First Lady will visit Kumundhoo Island, and then Hanimaadhoo Island of Haa Dhaalu Atoll. Cabinet Ministers, along with senior government officials are accompanying the President and First Lady on this trip.