The current Maldives
Qualifications Authority (MQA) was first created by a Presidential Decree on 14
August, 2000 as the Maldives Accreditation Board (MAB), which was later renamed
as the Maldives Qualifications Authority (MQA) on 17 May, 2010.
MQA's mandate is to assure
the quality of post-secondary qualifications awarded in testimony of
educational attainments. Thus, a framework was developed in 2001. It is called
Maldives National Qualifications Framework (MNQF).