Vice President Faisal Naseem on Sunday said the majority of education sector projects announced by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih last year at the commencement of the academic year 2021-2022 had been completed. He made the statement while speaking at the special assembly in Majeediyya School to mark the beginning of the new Academic Year 2022-2023.
The Vice President stated that the President and his administration accorded high priority to education sector development and noted the continuation of teaching and infrastructure development throughout the lockdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Vice President emphasised that, despite the economic hardships and challenges of the pandemic, the administration worked towards ensuring a conducive environment for teachers. He added that the administration perceives the requirements needed to provide quality education.
Speaking about building a generation of children equipped to face the 21st century, the Vice President highlighted the need to ensure the development of teachers and expressed hope of achieving this goal through the collective efforts of the whole nation. He also shared greetings on the occasion of the new academic year with all students, parents, and teachers.
The Vice President also spoke about the importance of learning and education and highlighted the importance of starting at an early age, noting that the lessons we learn as children stay with us for the rest of our lives. He also encouraged students to broaden their perspectives and face the new academic year with a renewed resolve for success.
271 schools started classes across the country on Sunday for 2022–2023. Over 92,000 students attend these schools, among whom 76,000 are in 217 public schools. Over 8,300 teachers currently staff these schools.