First Lady Fazna Ahmed has on Saturday inaugurated an online conference organized by the National Institute of Education (NIE), entitled “Education during crisis: Forging a path to quality learning”.

While delivering remarks, the First Lady thanked those working tirelessly within the education sector for their ongoing contributions despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. She thanked the Minister of Education Dr Aishath Ali, in particular, for her valuable contributions to education sector's development.

She emphasized that for the sector to further progress educators must work to cultivate and promote innovative and critical thinking within the education field, especially amongst teachers and students. The First Lady also stressed that the social norms taught within the educational curriculum should not only apply to the classroom, and that teachers, school staff and parents have a responsibility to promote them within the context of broader society.

The purpose of the two-day conference organised by NIE is to bring together those involved in the promotion of innovation within the education sector despite the setbacks of the Covid-19 pandemic. It intends to accomplish this by creating space for interactive dialogues meant to promote innovation within the sector.