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1945Development of Cadet Activities

The cadet activity started at Maldives in the name of “Khaassa Party” on 19 th March 1945. A total of 60 students from Majeediyya School were selected to join this party. Founder of the cadet movement was Al'Ameer Mohamed Ameen Didi who was the President, the Education Minister and also the Principal of Majeedhiya School at that time. The aim of this activity was:-

■ To Develop Prefect who would contribute to maintain discipline of students.

■ To inspire school leavers, to be loyal, obedient and be prepared to serve the Nation as it calls.

■ To demonstrate the imposture of obeying orders and punctuality.

1945 - 1960Khaassa Party Uniform and Trainings

Khaassa party wore khaki uniform with side pocketed shorts and was decorated with a cloth belt called the “soaru fothikolhu” which supported a white sarong “Mundu”. They wore a round khaki cap as a head gear.

Police officers Sergeant Annabeel Ibrahim Habeeb, Sergeant Bandhu Mohamed Kaleygefaanu took responsibility for the training of Khaassa Party. They were trained in foot drill, swimming and boat rowing was made compulsory to them.

1960Majeediyya Cadet Corps

This movement was developed and modernized with the implementation of English medium studies in Majeediyya School in 1960. Mr.JV Hill, the Principal of Majeediyya School, took charge of the activity and renames the party as MCC (Majeediyya Cadet Corps), sometimes they were addressed as the Maldives Cadet Corps.

1963Oath Taking

On a Ceremony held on the 25th August 1963 cadets took their first Oath and were given arms. This special oath taking ceremony was held in the presence of the government Ministers.




Mr.Nanayakarr, a Sri Lankan gave the trainings and was in charge of the activity. Cadets were divided into two companies; Mr. Anbary Abdul Sattar and Mr. Quan Mohamed Naeem were the in-charges for these companies.

1964 - 1995Service Rended by Mr. Amarasena

Mr. Amarasena was appointed as the cadet master at Majeediyya Cadet Corps on 4th November 1964, till the year 1995. His dedication and contribution to cadetting in Majeediyya School is acknowledged immensely. Maldivian cadets participated in the:




■ A Contingent of 23 cadets from Maldives attended the Diyatalawa Cadet Camp in Srilanka, in 1966.

■ After competing the Sri Lankan cadets Maldives Cadets achieved 1st place in Sports shooting and came 4th in Squad Drill. This was the first ever Cadet Camp, which Maldives cadets participated.

■ Another contingent of 25 cadets from Maldives attended the Diyatlawa Cadet Camp in 1968.

■ Maldives cadets won 1st place in squad drill, light weigh machine gun firing, and 2nd place in hut inspection.



1995Maldives National Cadet Corps

With the motto "TO OBEY AND TO BE LOYAL", Maldives National Cadet Corps (MNCC) was inaugurated on the 25th July 1995 by former president H.E Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom to mark the 50th Anniversary, Golden Jubilee of cadetting in Maldives. This is the largest youth organization in the nation.

MNCC is an organization which comprises of cadets from schools nationwide. This is an organization which functions under the Ministry of Education with the functional and logistic assistance from Maldives National Defence force and consists of cadets and bandsmen of schools Nationwide who are above the age of eleven years.

2010Innaugration of 3 Wings

To mark the 15th anniversary of Maldives National Cadet Corps on the 25th July 2010, 3 wings of MNCC was inaugrated and wing commanders were apponited.



2020Diamond Jubilee

75 Years of Cadeting in Maldives was celebrated on 19th March 2020.