Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It is made up of 1192 small islands which are all different in their own unique way. Every Island has its own tradition and life style. Some of the islands will be more conservative while many will have a contemporary vibe. However whole of Maldives has one thing in common that is the warm and cordial behaviour of locals, and in particular, teachers in Maldives are very well respected.
Think of living here for a year and saving a good chunk while enjoying the beautiful landscapes.
The Ministry of Education, Maldives runs 212 government schools, spread across 19 atolls. You are likely to find expatriate staff teaching in all Government Schools at Primary and Secondary Level from India and Sri Lanka.
For the academic year 2019 – 20, Global Placements based in Hyderabad, India was authorised to provide teachers to MOE for all government schools*.
Teaching Job opportunity in Maldives is definitely an exciting one, Read below and I am sure you will be thrilled too.
Good Pay and a Tax free salary, make it HIGH SAVING potential
Expat teachers working under Ministry of Education, Maldives are offered a salary of INR 75,000 – 80,000 per month, be it at primary or secondary level. The cost of living will vary from island to island. On an average you can save around INR 40,000 to 50,000 per month from your salary alone.
Possibility of private Tutoring
While this option may not be available on all the islands. But in the capital city and all big islands, teachers can indulge into private tutoring after the assigned work hours at school. With more focus on education and building a career for kids, parents are now inclined towards additional classes and tutoring.
Experiencing the Cambridge Curriculum
Schools in Maldives follow Cambridge curriculum for both, “O” level and “A” level, providing a global standard of education. As a teacher you will be involved in setting the lesson plan, creating an environment where the student becomes more knowledgeable and skilful, and ensuring continuous growth and development.
Air ticket for Self, while you can take along your family
Expatriate teachers are provided with too and fro air tickets for self and you are always open to take your family (at your own cost). While you think about this as a costly affair, let me tell you that your kid will be provided free education at the government schools.
Initial Health Check up, Visa Fee and Orientation will be taken care off
Once you land in Male’, you will be provided with free accommodation and food for a week, before being deployed to respective islands. During this time your Health checkup and orientation program will be undertaken by MOE, while a Global Placements will always be available for assistance.
Every Expatriate teacher will be entitled for 30 days paid holidays while the school will be closed. Also they are allowed to take 30 days sick leave in a year. (These leaves cannot be cumulated and taken at once)
Safe living environment
Maldives is a very safe country to live in.
Health insurance is provided for all teachers through the contract period. Under this In patient expenses will be covered.
Maldivians love Indian food and movies
With close ties with India and a big brother status we enjoy, you will find large number of Indian restaurants across the Capital city. Maldivians also enjoy bolloywood an other Indian movies and series. This can be an easy way to break the ice and familiarise with locals. Maldives culture has very rich traditions and they are quite alined with Indian traditions.
Experience the most beautiful and Peaceful Island life
It will be no less than a dream, being surrounded by crystal clear waters and living on white sand beaches. Maldives is surely one of the most beautiful countries, where on the islands you can enjoy the serene and peaceful life away from the bustling city life. On weekends or holidays, you can go for water rides or just stroll on the beach and be grateful.
I am sure all these reasons will make you excited, but I think the most important of all will be the respect you will receive as a teacher in Maldives. It is one of the most revered profession and I am sure it will be worth experiencing.
Thinking of teachers, I am now reminded of a quote
” The Mediocre Teacher Tells
The Good Teacher Explains
The Superior Teacher Demonstrates
The Great Teacher INSPIRES “-Sir William Arthur Ward
- MOE, Maldives website- Regarding recruitment of expatriate staff https://www.moe.gov.mv/assets/upload/Global_palcements.pdf