Arabiyya School to be shifted to temp building used by Foreign Ministry previously

Temporary building used by Foreign Ministry previously. (Sun Photo)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has concluded to temporarily shift Arabiyya School to the temporary building which Foreign Ministry was run at previously.

A member of Arabiyya School Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) confirmed to Sun that the decision by President Solih had been informed to them.

The PTA member detailed that President Solih had decided to temporarily shift Arabiyya School to Sawmill Building, and find a permanent solution to the issue faced by Arabiyya School students by the end of his presidential term.

Education Ministry announced their decision to temporarily transfer Arabiyya School students to Izzudheen School amidst concerns from parents over the large cracks in the building which they claim to pose dangers to students on last Thursday.

With parents opposed to the decision – Education Minister Dr. Aishath Ali, on Sunday, stated that the Ministry was seeking land from Male’ City to construct a new building to relocate Arabiyya School.  Subsequently, President Solih had decided to allocate the old Jamaluddin land plot to develop a new building for Arabiyya School.

Arabiyya School was built in 2011 and opened in 2013. While the building isn’t old, large cracks have formed in the walls, prompting questions over the structural integrity of the building and fear over the safety of students.