President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday applauded the achievements of Meyna School in Noonu Atoll Holhudhoo.
Speaking at the ceremony held at the school to mark its diamond jubilee anniversary event, the President stated that during the school's over 75-year-long history, it has produced a large number of productive citizens, and also celebrated the school for its numerous contributions to the history of the country’s education system.
Meyna School is the fourth educational institution in the country to mark its diamond jubilee.
Describing the school as a source of pride for the northern region, President Solih talked about its national-level achievements in the secondary and higher secondary examinations.
In addition to this, during his address, the President highlighted his administration’s plans for the school. He announced the development of a new building adjacent to the new campus, including 21 classrooms and an administrative wing, and also revealed the administration's plans to repurpose the old Meyna School campus into a youth centre with indoor sports facilities.
Furthermore, he spoke about the administration’s developmental plans for the island.
He stated that the tender for the coastal protection project would be announced in July. Moreover, he also highlighted plans to soon commence the development of essential services on the uninhabited island of Holhumeedhoo—under the jurisdiction of Holhudhoo Island—the President announced his decision to relocate a housing project earlier designated for Holhudhoo to the former. It was earlier planned to develop 30 housing units in Holhudhoo. He added that the road construction project would commence with the completion of the ongoing water supply network project.
At the ceremony, the President also spoke about the administration’s efforts to further the education sector, including the numerous infrastructure projects progressing across the country.
During the special ceremony, President Solih presented commemorative plaques to the staff of Meyna School, who served for over 20 years.
Meyna School was opened on June 2, 1947, as the "Rahyithunge Madrasah", and it is the fourth educational institution in the country to mark its diamond jubilee.