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Dear beloved citizens of Maldives,
I have been seeing these accusations against the Minister of Education Dr Mustafa Luthfy and just could not stand still.
When a person is accused of such delicate issues like going against the religion or making little children move away from our religion it becomes a serious matter.
I was in the education sector in the previous government for more than 15 years before this government came into power. Speaking as a person who loves the education sector, I can say that the present Education Minister has brought more changes for its betterment than any others I have seen.
I am not in any political party and I do not support any party. I just do not believe that a person who works for the betterment of our children will stray from the path of our religious views.
Dr. Mustafa has brought so many positive changes to the education sector, and this can be seen in the schools. He loves the students. That is apparent in everything he does. It is sad to see people who do not have any interest in seeing the insides of the schools speak so openly in a negative manner.
If these people had any interest in creating a better religious youth, why not get all the youth who are hanging around each and every road corner and teach them something? Why not get them actively involved in social activities? Why not invite themselves into the schools and observe the classes? Why not do something practical without just defaming the character of a good man? If co-education was bad then why was it practiced in Maldives all these years? This is not something new which is being introduced. It has been practiced for years and years. Please remember that.
I call these people who so vehemently speak against co-education to stop and think before saying something. Please do not teach our children to dislike others. Do not create hatred in the minds of our children. Let them grow up to be multi-talented, hard working, honest and highly educated children.
Please think twice before you take these steps. Please do not use our children to make a name for yourselves.
I take this opportunity to thank the Minister of Education for his hard work and dedication. We are with you Dr Mustafa. Go forward with your head held high. You have done nothing of which to be ashamed.
With kind regards,
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