Shakeeb and his spouse transferred out of DPE

Ahmed Shakeeb, Director-General of Department of Public Examinations (DPE). (Photo/Facebook/Ahmed Shakeeb)

Director General of Department of Public Examinations (DPE), Ahmed Shakeeb and his spouse and coworker Umniyya Mustafa have been transferred out of DPE by Ministry of Education.

Ministry of Education says Shakeeb and Umniyya weren’t singled out, but that the new Education Minister, Dr. Aishath Ali, since assuming office, had ordered transfers within multiple departments.

Shakeeb, who had been with the DPE for over a decade, had been accused by his employees of nepotism and discrimination.

The employees had lodged complaints against him with the Employment Tribunal, Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) and Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) – which later transferred the case to Civil Service Commission (CSC).

Shakeeb is well known within the Maldivian community due to his previous career as a TV host.