The Republic of Maldives officially launched its 2019 Education Sector Analysis and 2019-2023 Education Sector Plan on December 1st.
The sector plan (ESP) was developed by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and supported by a GPE grant of US$500,000. The two documents were launched by the Minister of Education, Dr. Aishath Ali, and the Higher Education Minister, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan.
The new ESP’s mission is “to provide opportunities to all girls, boys, youth and adults, to acquire knowledge and skills, as well as nurture in them values and attitudes, to thrive and actively participate in nation building, and live as responsible global citizens in an interconnected world”.
The sector plan is the result of a comprehensive education sector analysis and consultative work led by the Ministry of Education, in coordination with its partners, in particular UNICEF, which is the coordinating agency and the grant agent for the GPE grant. This is the first time that the country has developed such a comprehensive overview and plan for the education sector since 1995.