The Islamic University of Maldives (IUM) has called to strengthen efforts in training and educating Quran teachers and Imams.
While speaking at the parliament's budget comittee meeting on Wednesday, the university's Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ibrahim Zakariyya Moosa, stated that training programs for Quran teachers and Imams are ongoing but more effort is required to improve these programs.
Likewise, he divulged that the university has compiled a plan to make such improvements, and that programs teaching funeral services to imams is currently underway.
While referring to the 2728 graduates of IUM, the vice-chancellor highlighted that all alumni have successfully gained employment.
According to Dr. Zakariyya, the university is able to track the alumni's progress due to the close bonds between the students and the university, further noting that the university takes pride in its alumni.
Some alumni have started their own businesses, others are employed in the civil service or in the private sector. This includes quran teachers, lawyers, and those working in accounting to Islamic shariah. We had not seen any alumni unable to find employment. Graduates of the Islamic University are well established contributing members of society.
~ Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ibrahim Zakariyya Moosa
Dr. Zakariyya further stated that any type of work that allows a person to stand on their own two feet is valuable, and that work based on a persons education is a contribution to society.