President Mohamed Nasheed has said that the government would work to provide education subsidies and soft loans for needy families. He made this statement while speaking at a function held last evening to mark the Silver Jubilee anniversary of Hadhdhunmathi atoll Education Centre.

In his speech, the President said that the government was now working to introduce a higher education loan system in the next year.

Noting that grade 12 has now been introduced in Hadhdhunmathi atoll Education Centre, the President said that the government’s aim was to provide higher education in the atoll.

Addressing the students of the school, the President said that the most important instrument for the development and prosperity of a nation was quality education. He also encouraged students to achieve better results.

At the function, the President awarded commemorative plaques to those who had served the school for over 20 years. He also presented prizes to students who attained outstanding achievements.