Education Forum: “Improving Education in the Maldives: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Maldivian Education Sector”
Maldives Research will hold its first forum in the Maldives at Iskandhar School, Male’ on 30 June 2012. The conference theme is ‘Improving Education in the Maldives: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Maldivian Education Sector’ and keynote speaker, Dr. Hassan Hameed (Rector, Maldives National University) and Professor Hassan Ugail (Trustee, Maldives Research; Director of Centre for Visual Computing, University of Bradford, UK) will address delegates. The event will be facilitated by Mr. Ahmed Afaal (Trustee, Maldives Research and Managing Director of ADK Hospital, Maldives), Ms. Mariyam Shiuna (Event Leader, Doctoral Researcher, University of London) and Mr. Abdulla Salih (Event Co-ordinator).
In the forum, participants across the country will discuss and debate 10 important issues concerning educational governance, quality control, qualifications, the national curriculum, languages and the link between education and employability in business and industry. The delegates totalling more than 50 will represent Male’ and atoll based educational institutions of pre-school to university levels, including community, public and private institutions.
Through the discussions, Maldives Research will gather the opinions of various education stakeholder groups on the current education system in the Maldives and plans to disseminate the findings in the form of an advisory policy report to all stakeholders in the education sector, including the country’s policy makers.