In 1998 the first and only college in Maldives was established. It is called the Maldives College of Higher Education (MCHE) and it offers 28 certificate and seven diploma programs. The subject areas covered include teacher education, health sciences, hotel management, Shariah and Law, management and education, vocational training, and technical education, among others. MCHE has entered into collaborations with Indira Gandhi National Open University in India and Open University in Sri Lanka to offer distance learning programs as well.
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