An academic initiative introducing nationalism as a distinct subject for Grade 4 students has commenced today. The pilot phase, initially launched in 11 schools across Male’ and atolls, is paving the way for official integration into all schools starting with the upcoming academic year in May.
The core objective is to instill a sense of pride and love for the country among students. The comprehensive curriculum, spanning various grades and organized into key stages, is poised to shape the next generation’s understanding of patriotism.
Leading the charge in patriotism education are prominent schools, including Baa Atoll Educational Center, Laamu Atoll Educational Center, Magudhoo School, Aboobakuru School, Hithadhoo School, Mohammad Jamaluddin School, Kalaafanu School, Thaajuddeen School, Muhyiddin School, Salahuddin School, and Vaavu Atoll Educational Center.
Meetings with these schools have been conducted to provide crucial information and guidance on seamlessly incorporating nationalism into the curriculum.
This initiative is rooted in a presidential pledge by President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, who emphasized the critical role of fostering nationalism in young minds for national peace. The President envisions that nurturing youth minds and promoting values such as upbringing and morality through nationalism education will pave the way for achieving national harmony.
As modifications to the academic calendar bring the 2023 academic year to a close in April, the eagerly anticipated academic year of 2024 is set to commence in May, ushering in a new era of education and national pride.