Maldives National University Hithadhoo Campus is without a doubt one of the best educational institutions dedicated to improving higher education quality in the Maldives’ developing south. The campus originated as Rural Youth Vocational Training Centre which commenced on 25th July 1985 in an uninhabited area of Addu city with just 5 employees. During that time, the programs offered were largely limited to carpentry courses and workshops.
In 1996, the Electrical Electronics program was introduced and the population of students also expanded. As a result, the management strengthened, and the Hithadhoo campus became a pioneer in expanding higher education in Addu city day by day.
On January 1, 2004, the aforementioned center was renamed Maldives College of Higher Education, Hithadhoo Campus. Within a month, certificate-level programs in nursing, teaching, electrical electronics, and carpentry were established, providing students with new prospects. Today, the campus provides qualifications ranging from certificate level to master’s degrees in a variety of subjects. It also serves as an academic home for students from the Maldives’ far north. It gives us, the Hithadhoo campus team, great joy to be able to provide recognized higher education to students from all around the Maldives.
The Advanced Certificate in Education addresses the requirement for a teaching and learning pathway for teachers advancing their careers. This qualification has a specific aim to improve teachers’ knowledge and competences in a new subject, or strengthen their subject specialization.
Advanced Certificate in Arabic Language
Arabic Language is the Language of Islam. The Glorious Quran and the Traditions of the Prophet Mohamed (Allah’s Peace and Blessing be upon him) is in Arabic Language. Maldives being an Islamic state with a 100% Muslim population, Arabic Language is given a special place in the heart of the Maldivians. Still there are people in the country who can testify that they learned Arabic as the second language before English took hold of the position some sixty odd years ago. Apart from those daily prayers are performed in Arabic and Thousands of Maldivians are going to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj and lot are associated with Arab countries for business purpose. The need to learn Arabic is not only to perform religious duties but also to thrive in their business.
The intention of this program is to give an opportunity for Maldivians to acquire foundation of Arabic Language so they can understand their religious duties as well as to create a pathway to study more advanced Arabic program.