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Over 100 schools switched to single-session

10 January 2019, MVT 17:45
Students of Iskandhar School. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/MIHAARU
10 January 2019, MVT 17:45

The Minister of Education, Dr Aishath Ali, announced the decision to convert over 100 schools back to single-session.

The new academic year begins coming Sunday.

Speaking at a press conference held on Thursday, Dr Aishath Ali said that 134 out of the 213 schools across Maldives will have single sessions.

Furthermore, she stated that the ministry is currently gathering information about the remaining 79 schools in order to make the switch as well.

The ministry, however, did not name any of the schools that have been switched to single-session.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s 100-day pledges include conducting an audit report to verify the resources required to establish single-session across all schools.

Former President Mohamed Nasheed had established single-sessions during his abridged tenure. However, the previous administration had switched the school system to double-session due to lack of space in several schools.

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