President Mohamed Nasheed has this morning launched the Open Day of Ghiyasuddin International School.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, President Mohamed Nasheed said that government alone cannot achieve success in providing better education to our children and that the government had been working on to “bring in more international expertise and knowledge” to educate the students as well as to train teachers.

“We feel that with a proper public-private-partnership such as Ghiyasuddin International School, the government and the people would be able to achieve and reach much higher heights in educating our children”, said the President.

He also said that though this is the first school to be privatised under the government’s privatisation policy, he hoped that such schools will be opened in other islands.

During the function, welcome remarks were given by Mrs Manika Sharma, Shri Educate Ltd while vote-of-thanks was delivered by the principal of the school, Mr Thoha Saleem. The Indian High Commissioner Mr Mulay also spoke at the function.

During his visit Ghiyasuddin International School took a tour of the school and met with the staff and some students.