Vice President Faisal Naseem has said the resources available in the Maldives must be explored to identify new work industries. He made these remarks while speaking at the "Students' Achievement Awards 2022" ceremony of Villa College held at the Q.I. Campus.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice President assured on Tuesday of the administration's commitment to assist private education and healthcare institutions. He extended his appreciation for the achievements Villa College has made over the past 15 years. He also highlighted educational institutions' challenges when they first commenced higher education programmes.
The Vice President noted that more needs to be done to further strengthen the higher education sector. Highlighting the need for more local expertise in various needs-based occupations, the Vice President noted that numerous initiatives are underway to train professionals in multiple industries across the country.
The Vice President also emphasised the significance of collaboration between public and private educational institutions to recognise the requirements and implement programmes to build human capacity in those areas.
At the ceremony, the Vice President conferred awards to 11 recipients of the "Qasim Ibrahim Award for Excellence." Villa College held its first student achievement awards in 2021.