Vice President Faisal Naseem attended and spoke at the official inauguration of satellite education which was held on Monday, and launched the Satellite Hub Centre in Huravee School in Male’ City which will connect satellite schools in three islands; Fehendhoo Island in Baa Atoll, and Thinadhoo and Rakeedhoo Islands in Vaavu Atoll.
Speaking at the function held at Huravee School, Vice President Faisal said that the inauguration of satellite education is part of the administration’s broader vision of decentralized development. He also added that students from the three islands have longed for the opportunity to continue their education in their respective islands. He then noted that the new opportunity would bring ease to the students and their families.
Furthermore, the Vice President spoke about the administration’s efforts in improving the education sector and decentralized development. The satellite schooling concept was adopted in remote islands that lack public schools, with each satellite school staffed by two on-site facilitator teachers, an administrative officer, and a school helper. They are connected to the Satellite Hub Centre via high-speed internet.
Minister of Education Dr. Aishath Ali also spoke at the ceremony and stated that satellite schools will have better IT facilities and will be provided with faster internet speed compared to regular schools. She spoke about how satellite education will help with the distribution of facilities and how they have achieved positive outcomes in an international setting, they will also prove to be advantageous in the Maldives as well.
"With this project, I hope to see these students succeed and those families that migrated and as well as other families returning with their children. I hope to see the population grow and bring in more facilities to the island." She says.