President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan has expressed gratitude to former President Mohamed Nasheed for his decision to construct a new building for the Arabiyya School in Male’.
Dr Waheed made the remarks during a ceremony on Thursday to officially open the new school premises in Chandhanee Magu. In his speech, Dr Waheed reportedly said that Islamic education should not be reserved only for students of Arabiyya, and that the Quran and Sunnah should be the basis of education in all other schools as well.
He also thanked officials of the Education Ministry under the Nasheed administration for the new Arabiyya School project.
The previous government shut down the old Arabiyya School in March 2010 after cracks in the building caused a wall to collapse. Arabiyya students were transferred to Mandhu College while construction on a new building began in early 2011.