President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, acting upon the Cabinet’s recommendation, has approved the reservation of 21 jobs exclusively for Maldivians. This groundbreaking decision, spurred by discussions on a proposal submitted by the Ministry of Higher Education, aims to channel the potential of talented, interested, and promising Maldivian youth into specific fields crucial for national development.
The policy’s primary objectives revolve around skill development and preventing the decline of Maldivians in key sectors. The reserved positions encompass a diverse range of specialized vocations, ensuring that opportunities are exclusively open to Maldivians. The implementation of this policy will unfold through multiple phases, allowing for a comprehensive and effective transition.
The list of professions reserved solely for Maldivians includes hairdresser, beautician, babysitter, personal trainer, electrician, guest relations officer, tour guide, diver, photographer, electrical engineer, housekeeping manager, human resource manager, front office manager, accountant, imam, nurse, teacher, inspector, surveyor, site supervisor, and pilot.
Addressing the media at a press conference held at the President’s Office, Abdullah Nazim Ibrahim, the Principal Secretary to the President on Public Policy, emphasized that relevant agencies would prioritize training initiatives to equip Maldivians with the necessary skills in these designated areas. This bold initiative reflects the government’s commitment to fostering local talent, ensuring sustainable growth, and securing a bright future for the Maldivian workforce.