On Tuesday, the foundation was laid to build Ajial Bilingual School - a bilingual school teaching Arab and English in Hulhumale.
Developed and managed by Kuwaiti-based Aljeri Holding Group, the Ajial Bilingual School features modern facilities and would be operated as an international bilingual school for students from the lower kindergarten to the twelfth grade, offering education in both English and Arabic.
The project would be completed in two stages, with primary and foundation key levels established in the first phase.
Vice President Faisal Naseem who took part in the ceremony affirmed the administration’s commitment to strengthening further the education sector, including developing infrastructure to cater to its growing needs.
He went on to note that the development of the new school is an essential addition to the administration’s quest to deliver quality and holistic education and stated that in Hulhumalé alone, five new school buildings are currently in different stages of development. Two of them are preschools.
Additionally, he emphasised the administration’s commitment to strengthening educational and academic cooperation with local and international partners under the guidance of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, adding that the partnership with Al-Jeri Holding Group is critical to the government’s plans to diversify the teaching environment and find ways to meet the ever-increasing demand for premier education services.
He also emphasised the need to protect children’s rights, especially against violence, exploitation, and abuse.
"It is our duty as policymakers, parents, guardians, and community members to ensure our children, the future of our nation, are safe and looked after,"
"We must take every step necessary to ensure they are safe in their homes, schools, and everywhere else," he said.
Furthermore, he provided assurances that the administration would make every effort to protect children from all forms of abuse.
Finishing off his remarks, Vice President said that the Ajial Bilingual School would be an excellent addition to the education system and contribute to the development of generations of future leaders.