School teacher suspended for sexual abuse of multiple students

A woman walks past posters advocating for protection of the rights of children in a street in Male' City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A teacher in a public school in Male’ City has been suspended after being reported for sexual abuse of multiple students. 

Education Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that it is conducting an administrative review into allegations of sexual abuse against a teacher in a school in Male’. 

The teacher has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation, said an Education Ministry official. 

The teacher is also being investigated by the police. 

A police spokesperson confirmed the case was reported to the police on October 19. 

The police declined to disclose any details. 

It marks the second such case in a school Male’ City this October, coming after a female teacher was reported for sexually abusing a preschool student. She, too, has been suspended.

Those with information regarding offenses against children are urged to call the Maldives Police Service’s Family and Child Protection Department at 3000600 or the Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services’ helpline 1412.