Students taught Quran incorrectly for the past 5 years: Education Ministry

Minister of Education Dr Aishath Ali | Photo: President's Office

Male’, Maldives – Education Ministry of Maldives states that the students in Grade 1 were being taught incorrectly written Quran textbooks at schools for the past five years.

Speaking at a press conference held by the Education Ministry, Dr. Aishath Ali stated that the Quran was written incorrectly in the Grade 1 books that were being published since 2015 and that the issue has only come into light now.

Over the past week, the social media was on fire after an individual pointed out that the holy Quran was written wrongly in two Surah of Grade 1 student’s books. Along with this, several mistakes were also pointed out from the Islam books of Grade 2 and Grade 12 as well.

As a response to the matter, Minister Aishath stated that finding mistakes from books are a usual issue, however, agreed that Quran must not be written incorrectly. She assured that the people at fault will be looked into and held responsible for their mistakes.

Minister Aishath stated that the books itself were published after a green light was given from the National Institute of Education (NIE), Islamic Ministry and the Islamic University as well. However, as the issue has come into light that the Quran was written incorrectly, she stated that the Education Ministry has begun work to correct the mistake.