My view on the recent spike in “textbook talk” Sex Education

The academic year of 2018 started with lots of controversies around, especially from the government’s decision of digitalizing the education system by equipping students with phablets rather than having them carry heavy textbooks to school every day. Nonetheless, so far the mainstream attention is derived from textbooks, mostly from controversial “sex education” chapters from some of…

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From my first trip abroad. 3 apps that made my life easier!

Compared to someone of my age, I happened to be a person who is a little behind on experiencing the outer world. For me, the leisure of travelling to a completely foreign place to discover and experience vastly different cultures and people were only like a chapter from a well-written book, or from a movie.…

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The Party System does more harm then good?

The question every young and old individual have in mind today is whether we need a party system, or more specifically a multi-party electoral system to elect the president, members of the parliament and local council members. People have witnessed the good and the bad that came with the introduction of the system and people…

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Protect your digital life with these 6 steps.

Today, it is just as important to ensure the security of your digital life as much as keeping the track of your wallet. In most circumstances far more important than protecting the wallet. We are living in the peak age of connectivity never recorded before in human history, with a lot of people anxious about…

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Foniasophobia – The fear of being murdered

Foniasophobia is the fear of murderers, it is usually triggered hearing the news of a person being murdered. To what extent do we (Maldivian Society, especially people residing in the capital city) have this fear? Although the data (Official Murder Statistics) is not publicly available from Maldives Police Service, thanks to mvmurders.com documenting all the…

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A handful of ways to stop foreign currency leakage for faster economic growth

The only possible way to save something is by not spending it, but can we survive without spending? or can we limit the amount we spend and the same time benefit from it? Let’s dive in; First and foremost; the only possible way to do this is to increase the value of Maldivian Currency (Maldivian…

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Student Loan Debt Crisis in the Maldives

With the introduction of student loans in 2012, it became the long-awaited savior for many prospective students who were unable to afford tuition fees and the cost of living in the capital city Male’. Department of Higher Education (DPE) of Ministry of Education, the regular of government-funded student loans in the country was overwhelmed by…

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The history of National Student Loans in the Maldives

How it began National Student Loans (NSL) scheme was introduced during September 2012 by the former president Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan as a solution for the uprising student crisis after Maldives National University then Maldives College of Higher Education dropped its government funded student pocket money program starting from July of 2009. The scheme was…

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THREE ways you can help Rohingya people

First; let’s have a better understanding of the Rohingya situation. Rohingya people (formally known as Arakanese Indians) are a stateless Indo-Aryan people from Rakhine State, Myanmar. There are estimated 1.3 million Rohingyas residing in Myanmar. As of 2016 Rohingya account for 7% Myanmar population. Rohingya crisis began with the 1982 citizenship law of Myanmar which…

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Three reasons why Maldives schools should start teaching programming to kids.

The importance of computer programing is not a subject of debate at this age. Programming is just as important as literature in this information age where everything is somehow linked to computers. From our cell phones to health care, everything is entangled with a computer. There is an uprising understanding that knowing to code (computer…

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