President Mohamed Nasheed has unveiled the Maldives Polytechnic, a new educational institution to operate under the Ministry of Education.
The institute will take over the vocational programmes currently under the Maldives Institute of Vocational Education and Training (MIVET), as well as certificate and diploma level courses run by the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the Maldives College of Higher Education.
The president has subsequently eliminated the MIVET, and vocational training centres in Kaafu Thulusdhoo and Raa Alifushi which were running under the Faculty of Engineering Technology are now under the Polytechnic.
The Maldives Polytechnic was created to facilitate the administration of vocational and technical education programmes carried out by MIVET and the Faculty of Engineering Technology by joining them under a single institute. It will also reduce expenditure and enable utilisation of resources, the President claimed.