Lessons for our educational systems post COVID-19

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Since the 1990s, many educational systems worldwide have been inundated by neoliberal ideas such as marketisation, league tables, testing, accountability, standardisation, and student achievement. Educators and educational leaders have been...

An effective education system

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The Maldives achieved five out of eight Millennium Development Goals by 2010, including the achievement of universal primary education. An adult literacy rate of over 98 percent has been achieved...

Shahid's Presidency of Hope

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On 7 June 2021, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid, was elected  President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Maldives’ candidate won against a...

A tale bigger than two states

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As a tenuous ceasefire comes into effect between Palestine and Israel, ending 11 of the bloodiest days in the recent history of this long-enduring conflict, we see Palestinians pour out...

The opposition, more bark than bite

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Two and a half years into the Ibrahim Mohamed Solih presidency, the opposition has failed in holding the government accountable in any meaningful way. The opposition coalition, hobbled together with...

Mental-health in the aftermath of COVID-19

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The isolation, lockdowns and the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic will reverberate throughout the country generating nation wide psychological trauma. The repercussions of uncertainty, fear and frustration are...

Closing gender gaps in Maldives

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On 10 April 2021, Waheeda, a proud mother of eight in her early 60s, risked her wellbeing and travelled to Kaafu Atoll Villingili to join more than 88,000 women voters...