President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has announced the definite implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into the national curriculum.
While speaking at a campaign stop in Hithadhoo, Addu Atoll, he firmly stated that he will incorporate ICT into the national curriculum and mandate the necessary changes that will come with it, should he win the upcoming elections.
He also shed light on the innumerable accomplishments that Maldives achieved during his five years in power.
"We will hopefully incorporate ICT into the national curriculum should I be re-elected for a second term. We will not be able to reach the level of development as other countries without the implementation of ICT", said President Yameen.
According to President Yameen, the inclusion of only a few select subjects will not suffice in international arenas. Recognizing the current curriculum as being an inadequate programme, President Yameen stated ICT as being necessary for the development of individuals in all sectors of the country.
"It is necessary to train individuals for Economic education, lawyers as well as ICT familiar fields. ICT needs to be incorporated into the national curriculum not only with the purpose of developing an ICT Park, but to create a smarter future generation in the Maldives", said President Yameen.
Additionally, President Yameen highlighted his plans to increase the number of scholarships that will be given to creative fields as a part of his effort to develop the youth of the country.