President Waheed calls on educators to instill “good conduct” in Maldives youth

President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today said it is imperative teachers and school management are teaching students “good conduct” like respecting their elders, while expressing the importance of education to national development.

Speaking to mark the occasion of Teachers’ Day, the president said instilling good values in children was hugely important to a country that is “undergoing transformation” like the Maldives, with schools playing a key role in strengthening the social fabric of the nation.

According to the President’s Office website, Dr Waheed also highlighted a need nationally for skilled and informed teachers, as well as providing them with professional development activities.

Relevant institutions were therefore asked to help assist with producing quality, skilled teachers, with the most important consideration being that young people are taught “good discipline based on Islam”.


Exemplary teachers recognised with ‘Teaching Excellence Awards’

“Teaching Excellence Awards” in eight categories were handed out at a ceremony last night to celebrate Teacher’s Day.

The categories included best pre-school teacher, best secondary school teacher and best teacher for children with special needs. The recipients were awarded a monetary gift of Rf30,000 (US$1,945).

Speaking at the ceremony, President Mohamed Nasheed said that teachers played the most important role in the country’s development.