Former education minister will be first Chancellor of Maldives National University

Former Education Minister Dr Musthafa Luthfy has been appointed by President Mohamed Nasheed as the Chancellor of the first university to be opened in the Maldives, reports Haveeru.

The Maldives National University will be formally inaugrated at Dharubaaruge tomorrow morning.

President Nasheed and Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik will address the ceremony. President Nasheed will also present MNU’s seal to the new Chancellor.

Dr Luthfy was the Tourism Minister under the former administration and the Education Minister under the MDP government, until he resigned with seven other cabinet ministers due to a constitutional technicality on reappointments, and the opposition-majority parliament’s refusal to approve the reappointed ministers.