Maldives Qualifications Authority warns of online courses conducted against regulations

Maldivian graduates pictured during a convocation ceremony | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Qualifications Authority (MQA) on Thursday released a statement warning to take action against institutions that conducted courses against the regulations provided by the authority.

In their statement, MQA notes that a high number of online courses are being advertised without a license from the authority to conduct said courses via e-learning delivery modality.

Since this goes against Regulation for Programme Accreditation (R-77/2022), the authority threatened to review and take action against such institutions. M

MQA will not provide accreditation for programs that are conducted against regulations.

The statement forwarned students and the public of issues this may create in the future.

In addition to unlicensed online courses, reports suggest that some local higher education institutions continue teaching online even after the temporary permission due to Covid-19 expired, with physical classes resuming nationwide.