President honours award-winning students

President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan yesterday distributed awards to some of the country’s top students in a ceremony at Dharubaaruge.

Thirty-three students from the Maldives achieved results placing them in the top ten of all O’levels candidates around the globe, according to Haveeru. The Education Ministry said that the pass percentage had risen this year to 37 percent.

Also given awards were four students who achieved the highest marks in the world in individual subjects. These outstanding marks were achieved byAhmed Shaffaan Mohamed (Computer Studies), Ahmed Hindham (Travel and Tourism), Amru Mohamed Didi (Business Studies), Fathimath Sana Haleem (English as a Second Language).

The President’s Office website reports that Dr Waheed gave a speech on the need for discipline in school-leavers which could be fostered through better teacher-pupil relationships.

Police closed off a large area surrounding the conference centre although some anti-government protesters were able to gather outside the event, reported Haveeru.