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Relatively Low Results for Minimum 5 O-Level Subjects: Minister Dr. Shafeeu

The target set by the Ministry of Education to have all students reach passing grades in at least five O-Level subjects has not yet been reached, according to Education Minister Dr. Ismail Shafeeu.
The annual Human Capital Index (HCI) calculated Maldives’ HCI for the first time and found that the country's score was most negatively affected by poor education.
The minister was questioned by the Inguraidhoo MP Mohamed Waheed (Wadde). Replying to the question, the Minister said that Maldives is teaching according to an international curriculum and the country has achieved considerable success in the education system.
The Minister noted that although the British international curriculum has been introduced in Maldives, there is still a lot of work to be done to improve the quality of education.
The minister said the target is for 65% of the students to pass the O-Level examinations in five subjects.
Dr. Shafeeu said Maldives’ failure to achieve these goals is a concern and that students need to work hard to achieve good results.
The minister added that although Maldivian students have not achieved universally good results in O-Level yet, Maldives has made progress compared to other countries in the region.