President Dr Mohamed Waheed has appointed the chairman of local newspaper Haveeru, Dr Mohamed Zahir Hussain as the chancellor of the Maldives National University. The presentation of the letter of appointment was held this afternoon at the President’s Office (PO).
Dr.Zahir served as the Minister of Education for more than 11 years under former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s administration.
Furthermore, under the same administration, he had also served as the Minister of Youth Development and Sports, the President of the Maldives College of Higher Education, Special Advisor to the President, and Senior Minister at the President’s Office.
According to the PO website, speaking at the ceremony, the President noted Dr.Zahir’s services in the education sector of the country and expressed his confidence that Dr Zahir Hussain would apply his vast experience for the advancement of the National University.
Zahir’s appointment comes following the resignation of Dr.Musthafa Luthfy, who resigned from the post on February 19.