A “corporate scholarship” in collaboration with private companies will be offered in January, the higher education ministry told the press on Saturday.
Under the scheme launched last month, companies will sponsor partial scholarships offered by foreign universities to fully cover tuition fees. Once applicants are chosen by the higher education ministry, an agreement will be signed with a company to fully sponsor the scholarship. Graduates will also be offered jobs with sponsors.
A dozen companies, including telcos Dhiraagu and Ooredoo, the Maldives Islamic Bank, private hospitals, a resort company and several state-owned enterprises, have joined the scheme so far.
Burqa bin removed from girl’s lung
A doctor at the government-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital successfully removed a burqa pin from the lungs of a 17-year-old girl.
IGMH urged women and girls not to put pins in their mouth to adjust their headwear. There have been several cases of accidental swallowing of pins.
World Bank executive directors visit the Maldives
A delegation of the World Bank executive directors completed a three-day visit to the Maldives on Friday to observe progress on projects and discuss development priorities.
Aside from meetings with the president, finance minister and speaker of parliament in the capital, the delegation also visited Addu City in the southernmost atoll and observed progress on a Climate Change Adaptation Project. In the capital’s suburb Hulumalé, the directors visited sites of ongoing housing projects and a renewable energy project.
During the meetings with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Finance Minister Ibrahim Ameer, “the delegation reaffirmed the development partnership of more than forty years” and “discussed development opportunities and key constraints facing the Maldives with a focus on macro-fiscal issues, and the World Bank Group support of Government’s priority reforms.”
President and first lady visits ‘Impermanence’ exhibition
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed on Saturday visited the ‘Impermanence’ solo art exhibition by Ahmed Amir at the National Art Gallery in Malé.
“The paintings featured at the exhibition captures fleeting moments as seen in the movement of clouds, waves and water. The exhibition also features a set of merchandise using the artworks including tote bags, notebooks, pencil cases and bookmarks,” the president’s office said.
The exhibition, which showcases over 40 oil paintings inspired by the natural beauty of the Maldives, is open until November 12.
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Today on Twitter
Congrats to Nabee and Naba for winning Gold medal in women’s double category of Yonex Sunrise Pakistan International Series. Another historic Gold for Maldives in a BWF Circuit Tournament.??? pic.twitter.com/9wGWp7jIoP
— Ahmed Mahloof (@AhmedMahloof) November 10, 2019
— Ali Waheed (@ali20waheed) November 10, 2019
Today we made our way to an uninhabited island in the #Maldives to sample freshwater #mangroves. Our machete-wielding guide (lime shirt) was critical. He asked what this was for. The crews response: “Science!” ?
Thanks to Kaia Mohamed for the great photos. pic.twitter.com/IX6EdWdhJZ
— Dr Peter Macreadie (@PeterMacreadie) November 10, 2019
#IMarchFor women & girls who experience violence, often from those they love the most.
I work to empower & inspire women leaders at all levels of governance, to stop these gender inequalities, violence & oppression.
— Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services (@MoGFSSmv) November 9, 2019
Congratulations Mohamed Moosa, Bronze medalist in Senior Men’s Bodybuilding 55KG category & Azneen Rasheed, Bronze medalist in sports physique 170cm category in World Bodybuilding and Physique Championship. One of the highest achievement for Maldives in sport.well done @bbammv ?? pic.twitter.com/KCXNPXeKR4
— Ahmed Mahloof (@AhmedMahloof) November 9, 2019
#Maizaan: Let’s talk about panic disorder. At Orchid hall, IGMH, 17th Nov, 20:15 – 21:30.
No registration required. First come first served basis due to limited seating. For more information, please contact Centre for Mental Health, IGMH 3335245 pic.twitter.com/u8bH459mnB
— IGMH (@igmhmv) November 9, 2019
We are pleased to announce that we have paid the claim of one of our valuable clients Fuel Express Maldives, who suffered loss from the T-Jetty fire incident which occurred on 30th Sept. The payment was handed over by our MD to the MD of Fuel Express. pic.twitter.com/V3KNtaGmP9
— Dhivehi Insurance (@dhivehinsurance) November 9, 2019
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