Islamic University of Maldives (IUM) appointed three new Deputy Vice Chancellors on Sunday.
In a ceremony held at the university, the operations of three different areas were handed over to Dr Dheeba Moosa, Dr Saudullah Ali and Mohamed Mahid Shareef.
Dheeba, who was formerly the Dean of IUM's Centre for Research and Publication, was tasked with research and innovation. She holds a PhD in Education from University of East Anglia.
Saudullah, who was tasked with the university's academic affairs, also holds a PhD in Education from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He previously filled the position of IUM's Registrar.
The university's administration and finances were handed over to Mahid, who formerly filled the posts of IUM's Procurement Director as well as Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, and Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. He holds a Master's Degree in Public Management from the University of West Indies.
According to IUM, the three Deputy Chancellors were appointed for a term of four years after conducting assessments and interviews with all the candidates who applied for the positions.
The Deputy Vice Chancellors were appointed following the amendment brought to the National University Act last August. Since then, the former top officials of the university were replaced with new individuals and a council was assembled.