Maldivian Principals Visit Malaysian SchoolsWebmaster
For the second time this year, OUM welcomed a group of principals and officers from the Ministry of Education, Republic of Maldives, for a week-long “Capacity Building and Educational Study Tour for School Principals” programme from 14 to 21 May. Jointly organised by the International Partnership Unit (IPU) and Centre of Excellence for Lifelong Learning (CELL), the first such programme was completed last January for 15 officials.
A total of 23 principals and 6 MOE officials from the island republic took part in the tour. They learnt about leading schools, leadership for inclusivity, and the Malaysian education system. The main part of the study tour comprised visits to six different types of schools – 1 national, 1 international, 2 religious and 2 vernacular (Tamil and Chinese) – where they held dialogue sessions with the school principals and senior school officials, as well as discussions with the students themselves.
Through these visits, the participants gained insight into the school set up, the approaches used to inculcate desirable behaviour among students, and the advanced technology adopted to enhance the process of teaching and learning.
The tour is in line with the Maldives MOE’s School Vehi programme, which seeks to provide school heads with the knowledge and skills required to manage their schools more effectively.