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Education for ALL
The Year 2000 Assessment
Country Report
Ministry of Education
Republic of Maldives
31st October 1999
Mr. Abdul Hameed Abdul Hakeem, / Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education
National Co-ordinator: Mr. Ahmed Ali Didi, Deputy Director / MOE
Mr. Musthafa Luthfee, Director General / MOE / Dr. Mahamood Shaugee, Chief Educational Supervisor / MOE / Ms. Zahiya Zareer, Director / MOE
Mr. Abdul Raheem Hassan, Deputy Director / NFEC / Mr. Mohamed Shihab, Deputy Director / MOE
Mr. Mohamed Musthafa Hussain, Assistant Director / NFEC /Mr. Mohamed Waheed, Research Analyst / MOE
Mr. Abdulla Ibrahim, Assistant Research Officer /MOE / Mr. Ahmed Zareer, Senior Computer Programmer / MOE

Mr. Musthafa Thamyeez, Computer Programmer (Trainee),MOE / Ms. Hindh Ali, Data Processing Officer (Trainee), MOE
Ms. Fathmath Razeena, Secretary, MOE / Mr. Mohamed Ali, Computer Programmer (Trainee), MOE


Part I Descriptive Section

  • Preface and its Acknowledgements
  • Glossary

I Education and Socio-economic Background

    1. Geographical, Historical and Political Settings
    2. Demographic Trends and Related Social Changes
    3. The Economy
    4. Education
    5. Disparity between the capital island and the other atolls
    6. Organization of the Ministry of Education
    7. Structure of the Education system in the Maldives

II EFA: Status and Trends

    1. EFA goals, targets and strategies
      1. Introduction
      2. Early Childhood Care and Development
      3. Primary education: Universal access and completion
      4. Improvement in learning achievement
      5. Non-Formal education
      6. School Health Programme
    2. EFA: Plan of action
    3. Co-operation in EFA
    4. Investments in EFA since 1990

Parental and Governmental Expenditure on Education

Part II Analytic Section

2.5 Progress towards goals and targets

      1. Expansion of early childhood care and development activities
      2. Universal access to and completion of primary education by the year 2000.
      3. Improvement in equity by gender and location in access and quality of education
      4. Gross and Net Intake rates in primary education
      5. Gross and Net enrolment ratios in primary education – 5 year cycle
      6. Public current expenditure in primary education
      7. Teachers in the primary schools
      8. Internal Efficiency
      9. The literacy program
      10. Non formal Education
      11. Effectiveness of the EFA strategy, plan and programmes

III EFA: Problems and issues

    1. Strengths and weaknesses.

Part III Prospects

IV Policy directions for the future

    1. Meeting the challenges
      1. Improving educational efficiency through quality enhancement.
      2. Improving early childhood care and development.
      3. Improving the quality of basic education and the quality of teachers.
      4. Enhancing the provision of basic education for youth and adults.
      5. Creating an education management information system to inform educational decision by government, institutions and individuals.
      6. A sustainable life style.

References and list of documents consulted