Malé, Maldives – Teachers’ Association of Maldives (TAM) states that the four leading teachers from Izzuddin School who were reassigned to other schools in Male’ are being threatened in different ways.
TAM informs that the teachers are being threatened by bullying, sending messages and using other methods along with removing them from the official school group as well.
Speaking at the press conference held yesterday regarding this matter, the General Secretary of TAM, Mohamed Adhuham stated that for speaking in support of the teachers who were reassigned, the members of the association and the teachers are being threatened by different people using different methods. Adhuham refrained from clearly mentioned the threateners.
Saddening matter is that the Education Ministry’s solution for our efforts to find a solution for this issue was to taken steps agains the people who presented the issue, or the victims, by reassigning them to other schools.General Secretary of TAM, Mohamed Adhuham
Adhuham noted that the threats are not from the Education Ministry, however, stated that the threats are targeted at a certain people.
The Teachers’ Association of Maldives (TAM) and Public Interest Law Center (PILC) on Thursday, has expressed concern over the Education Ministry decision on a sexual harassment case against the principal of Izzuddin School.
After an investigation from the relevant committee of the Education Ministry, the committee came to the conclusion that the principal is guilty of sexually harassing 6 teachers at the school. However, the Ministry promoted the principal to another, higher level school and reassigned the teachers who submitted the complaint, without any consultation.
TAM stated that they highly convict the decision from the ministry to promote the principal to a higher position whilst a case of sexual harassment has been proven against him. they highly convict the decision from the ministry to promote the principal to a higher position whilst a case of sexual harassment has been proven against him.
The Ministry responded to this and stated that there is no correlation between the teacher reassignments and the sexual harassment complaints. The Education Ministry also said that they take such allegations very seriously and take quick action. The Education Ministry also condemned the statements by Teachers’ Association of Maldives (TAM) and Public Interest Law Center (PILC).