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MQA changes policy to allow online Quran courses

MQA has changed their policies to allow online teaching of Quran and other related fields under an eLearning module. Those seeking to deliver the courses must tailor a course and submit it to the authority to obtain a permit for proceeding the service.

Aishath Shuba Solih
10 July 2024, MVT 18:49
A child being taught Quran inside a mosque. -- Photo: Fayaz Moosa / Mihaaru News
Aishath Shuba Solih
10 July 2024, MVT 18:49

Maldives Qualification Authority (MQA) has changed its policy to facilitate online Quran courses.

Guidelines published by the authority in August 2022 outlined courses eligible for eLearning and online teaching, and courses which do not meet the requirements for an eLearning model, which include Quran and related fields.

However, MQA released an announcement last Monday following discussions with Ministry of Islamic Affairs, stating that the Ministry has notified that permits to teach Quran and other related subjects can be issued under an eLearning model.

MQA stated that subjects such as Uloom-ul-Quran and Ma'anil Quran can now be taught under the eLearning delivery model. Meanwhile, Tilawat of Quran and Hifz programs are permitted under compliance with specific policies. However, providers must obtain permits to teach these courses online.

While teaching will be conducted online in compliance with the eLearning model, MQA stated that examinations will still be administered face-to-face.

The authority added that permits can be issued to teach any Quran program under the eLearning module, subject to a review of the incorporated subjects and adherence to specific policies.

"Therefore, we request higher education institutions seeking to teach programs in 'Quran and related fields' under the eLearning model to tailor the programs and submit them to this authority," said MQA. "The programs may proceed under the eLearning modality only after the authority issues the permit to teach," MQA said.

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