School Profile

The Cradle of Atoll Education in the Maldives, Madhrasathul Ifthithaah was inaugurated on 22nd June 1933. (27 th Safar 1352AH) with 155 students who came from all parts of the country as far as Huvadhoo Atoll and Fuah Mulak. All the students registered at Madhrasathul Ifthithaah prior to 1st September 1945 were boys and men due to the restriction on women’s education in the Maldives. However, when the permission was granted, Ifthithaah was the first school in the entire nation to teach women. The Founder Principal of the school was Sheik Abdulla Fahmy, who later served as the Minister of Education and Chief justice for the Maldives.

Although Ifthithaah was started as government school it has gone through changes of ownership 6 times in its existence. Finally it regained the status of government school on 30th March 1996. For the first time, when the Ministry of Education granted autonomous status to five schools in 1998, Ifthithaah was one among them. In 1999, Ifthithaah is turned into a full-fledged Secondary School by offering three streams of education to the students.

In its existence Ifthithaah has been a co pioneer for various curriculum related and extra curriculum related activities in the Maldives. Both Ifthithaah’s Cadet and Scouts are the first ever to be invested in the Atolls of the Maldives. Girl Guide was the first to be started in the entire Lhaviyani Atoll. From the very beginning, Ifthithaah is renounced for its literary activities. We have secured significant successes in essay and poetry, Quran recitation, handicraft, singing and so forth at both Atoll and National levels.

Academically in 2007 & 2009 Ifthithaah has given a run for other schools efforts in GCE 0′ Level by getting the third place in the entire Maldives and 1st in the category of students enrolment between 301‑500. Two Cambridge International’s Brilliance Awards have also been awarded to students from Ifthithaah.

Towards its journey of attaining excellence, Ifthithaah has crossed many significant milestones. Madhrasathul Ifthithaah celebrated its 50th Anniversary ‑ Golden jubilee Celebrations in 1982, for which His Excellency President Mr. Maumoon Abdul Qayyoom was the Chief Guest. It is a remarkable incident that the same for being the Chief Guest for Ifthithaah’s 75th Anniversary ‑ Diamond jubilee Celebrations in 2007. A Year long celebrations were the 75 h Anniversary with full of pomp and gaiety.

Today we are an academic institution of around 800 students, serving to the needs of primary, secondary & higher secondary education of Lh. Naifaru. Through our secondary and higher secondary curriculum we offer various subjects leading to Qualifications from Cambridge International Examinations and Edexcel International. To enhance our students’ social interaction, leadership, healthy recreation, self-discipline and self-confidence we carry out several co-curricular activities including Cadet, Brass Band, Girl Guiding, and Boy Scouting.

Being the second oldest academic institution or school in the country and having served the country with more than 75 years of educational excellence and prestige, our vision is to be the best and most preferred school in the country.

© 2011 Madhrasathul Ifthithaah