Vice President Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed stated on Sunday that once Islamic University was established in Maldives, all students’ 13-years and above would be awarded the opportunity to study in accordance with Islamic teachings.
VP sent out tweets that the bulk of work on the Islamic University was complete, and that all relevant laws had also been drafted. And that the institute would comply with the ‘all inclusive policy’ and have available courses from pre-foundation to masters degree level.
“All children from 13-years onwards will be provided opportunity to study in an environment that complies with Islamic teachings and disciplinary standards,” tweeted VP Dr Jameel, who chairs Social Council – in charge of overseeing the education sector.
Kulliyathul Dhiraasathul Islamiyya is to be converted to an Islamic University – which had been one of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s campaign pledges. The special committee set up by President’s Office to oversee the conversion has completed a feasibility study and compiled a strategic plan, and sent it to President’s Office within 2014.
Kulliyathul Dhiraasathul Islamiyya has already started masters degree level courses, started work on maintaining student quality and announced for new lecturers as they ready for the conversion.
The institution had said earlier that it would not only be Islamic education courses that would be provided one it was converted into a university – but would also include Islamic banking and Islamic finance courses.
Originally published on www.haveeru.com.mv