Single sessions in schools have been well received: Education Minister

Minister of Education Dr. Aishath Ali has revealed the pilot project to shift all schools in Maldives to single sessions have been well received.

Speaking on a programme aired on PSM News, Education Minister Aishath Ali said although more time is needed to fully implement the project, efforts are underway to shift all schools in Maldives to single sessions. Noting there are challenges to achieve the goal, the minister highlighted the issue of lack of space as the biggest challenge. She said efforts are underway to solve the issue by constructing schools and increasing more classrooms in existing facilities.

Furthermore, the education minister expressed hope the project will bring revolutionary changes to the education sector. In this regard, the minister said single sessions allow to increase double periods to the subjects which will give teachers chance to explain the lessons in detail.

From the beginning of the second term, education ministry inaugurated the pilot project to adapt to single sessions in 22 schools, including one school from each atoll, a school from Villimale' and Hulhumale'.

It is a pledge of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to shift all schools to a single session and to provide inclusive education.