Teachers cultivate the future of our nation: President Solih

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih seen speaking to a child during his visit to Maafannu Madharusa Pre-school on August 25, 2019. | Photo: Presidents Office

Malé, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Tuesday stated that teachers play a pivotal role in cultivating the young minds that are the future of our nation.

President Solih made this statement in his written address to the nation in celebration of World Teacher’s Day, observed on 5 October every year.

Conveying his best wishes to all teachers and educators in the Maldives on the happy occasion, President Solih said that protecting younger generations and safeguarding them from the adverse and detrimental influences within the society.

President Solih extended his heartfelt gratitude and acknowledgement for their invaluable national service. He described the determination and diligence displayed by teachers in the Maldives during the Covid-19 pandemic, stating that the entire nation is beholden to them for their perseverance. What teachers do is more than a job, he said. They sacrifice their time, energy and interests to cultivate the young minds that are the future of our nation.

The President also highlighted that safeguarding younger generations from drug abuse and protecting them from exposure to religious extremist rhetoric remain two major duties of the nation as a whole. He stated that this can be achieved by ensuring that children understand and embody the holy tenets of Islam and follow healthy social etiquette.

Concluding his statement, President Solih prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the efforts of teachers and educators to nurture the future generations of the Maldives.