Education Act ratified by President Solih

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih | Photo: President's Office

Male’, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has ratified the Education Act today, which was passed by Parliament on Monday, 26 October 2020, at the 10th sitting of its third session this year.

According to the information made available by the President’s Office, “the Act provides a framework needed to thoroughly ensure equal rights and opportunities for children and adults to pursue education, as guaranteed by the Maldives’ Constitution, as well as embraces the fundamental pillars of education, which are, establishing the rights of the students as well as teachers in regard to education, the responsibilities of the state, parents and tutors. It further specifies other aspects of education, including guidelines and methods of education in the Maldives.”

The Act was formulated to ensure equal rights for children and adults alike, while protecting the rights of the tutors and promoting the core values of Islam within the national curriculum, and emphasizes the importance of Islamic values, while also ensuring that human rights are safeguarded in a manner consistent with Islamic principles.

It further states that the Preschool Administrative Act (1/2012) will be repealed when the Act comes into force.

The Act will come into effect at the beginning of the next Academic New Year, but has now been published in the Gazette of the government of Maldives, following its ratification.