Opposition MP Shareef calls out to grant same allowances to local teachers as expats

Adam Shareef, MP of Maduvvari Constituency | Photo: Maldives Parliament

Malé, Maldives – MP of Maduvvari Constituency Adam Shareef on Wednesday, said that schools will be able to hire qualified local teachers if, locals were given the same allowances as expatriate teachers.

MP Adam Shareef who previously worked in the education sector, tweeted saying that the current policies must be changed for this starting academic year, such that local teachers working in other islands receive the same food and accommodation allowances as expatriate teachers.

MP Adam Shareef said that new policies will allow schools to hire qualified local teachers and that this will make achieving the purpose of the national curriculum easier.

While Adam Shareef made the statements, the Education Ministry recently hired expat Arabic and Qur’an teachers due to the unavailability of local teachers.

According to Indian news The Hindhu, the first batch of teachers from India are already in the Maldives under the field agency of the Department of Non-Resident Keralites (NoRKA). NoRKA is also responsible for recruiting 400 healthcare professionals required for the Maldives healthcare system. The Health Ministry of Maldives is looking to recruit 100 medical officers, 100 specialists and 150 registered nurses.