School suspends session due to lingering smell from nearby garbage dump

An unpleasant smell originating from a garbage dump in Male’ caused a nearby school to suspend its session on Monday (March 18).

Ghiyasuddin School Principal Shirmeena Faheem told local media on Monday that the smell had lingered in the school’s premises from the beginning of the morning session.

Following concerns from the parents, the school’s session was suspended at 10am.

The principal stated that the condition had intensified due to the heavy rain from the previous night and the direction of the wind.

According to local media, a total of 800 students attend Ghiyasuddin School.