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National Institute of Education

UNEVOC Centre (Training provider) since 2003

The National Institute of Education (NIE) is a government organisation operating under the Ministry of Education and is funded by the government. The Department of Continuing Education within NIE focuses on training and educational activities in the community and basic education fields. These include offering short-term classes and workshops as well as long-term programmes geared towards educating people and raising general awareness on various issues. Furthermore, short skill development trainings are conducted to cater for the unskilled youth. Several of the training/educational activities are carried out through third parties and are monitored by NIE. Such activities are partially or fully-funded by NIE.


NIE's mission is to Facilitate life-long learning through collaborative research and innovation.


NIE's goal is to cater to the unskilled and vulnerable groups through short-term trainings on income generating activities.

Regular tasks

1. To plan and assist in conducting courses that will promote the workmanship and other skills that can help the community to increase its productivity through earning extra income. In the same vein, to plan and conduct activities that will increase public awareness and contribute to minimize crime.

2. To provide assistance to island communities who wish to conduct various programmes on handicraft and monitor such programmes along with other courses that are conducted to enhance the community.

3. To revive fading traditional skills within the community and promote such skills through various programs .

4. To plan and conduct activities to literate the adult population of the country and conduct functional literacy programmes for the common people.

5. To maintain records and data related to the illiterate people and research on the changes that occur to the literacy rate.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
  Secondary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Teachers    Not our target group
Researchers    Not our target group
Policy makers    Not our target group
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
   Interested to learn
  Interested to contribute
OER and Online Learning
   Interested to learn
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
   Interested to learn
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


National Institute of Education (NIE)
5th Floor, M.Chambeylee Villa, (Star Clouds Building)
Majeedhee Magu, Postal Code: 20337, Male',


local time now: ~05:14 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Dr Abdulla Rasheed Ahmed
Minister of State for Education

UNEVOC Coordinator
Ahmed Zahir
Head, Department of Continuing Education

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