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Govt allocates MVR 54 mln to develop Hulhumale Phase 2 school

Fathmath Shaahunaz
05 November 2019, MVT 15:15
Ongoing development of Hulhumale' Phase Two. PHOTO/MIHAARU
Fathmath Shaahunaz
05 November 2019, MVT 15:15

The government allocated MVR 54 million from the 2020 State Budget to develop a school in the second phase of reclaimed suburb Hulhumale'.

State Minister of Education Ahmed Riyaz disclosed on Monday that construction of the school will commence in January.

He elaborated that the new school will be as large as Huravee School, the largest school in Maldives which was unveiled in Hulhumale' Phase One earlier this year.

The ministry added that it aimed to begin operations of the new school, which will be single-session and accommodate 1,000 students, by the beginning of the academic year in 2022.

Currently there are 213 public schools across Maldives, out of which 150 are single-session. However, Riyaz noted that not all of the schools had sufficient facilities.

He further revealed that the government will spend MVR 1.7 million to convert 50 schools to single-session, followed by 75 schools in 2021 and 77 schools in 2022.

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