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Ex-OFSTED Chief Issues Warning To UAE Schools

Ex-OFSTED Chief Issues Warning To UAE Schools

The former head of UK education regulator, OFSTED, Sir Michael Wilshaw has issued a stark warning to international schools in the UAE, saying they must start, ‘implementing a proactive recruitment... Read On

School Students Participate In Ajman Food-bank Initiative

School Students Participate In Ajman Food-bank Initiative

Approximately 200 volunteer students from schools and universities in Dubai and Ajman distributed food to a charity school in Ajman on Sunday. Students at the Manar Al Eman School... Read On

Kings’ School Al Barsha Announces New Sixth-Form

Kings’ School Al Barsha Announces New Sixth-Form

Although WhichSchoolAdvisor.com officially broke the news last month that Kings’ School Al Barsha’s new sixth-form would be opening from September 2017, the school formally announced the new programme today.... Read On

UAE’s 20,000 Uneducated Pakistani Students To Get e-Learning Solution

UAE’s 20,000 Uneducated Pakistani Students To Get e-Learning Solution

With the news last week that around 20,000 UAE-based Pakistani children are currently going without education, PAD (the Pakistani Association of Dubai) in association with the Year of Giving,... Read On

ADEC Holds Parent Workshop For Gifted Children

ADEC Holds Parent Workshop For Gifted Children

Last week, ADEC facilitated a workshop for parents at the nine schools currently trialing the ongoing gifted and talented pilot programme. The programme helps schools identify those considered gifted... Read On

2016’s Education Movers & Shakers

2016’s Education Movers & Shakers

2016 was always going to be a BIG year for senior staff recruitment with fifteen new schools opening in Dubai alone. In addition, a significant global (and regional) teacher... Read On

CBSE Exams & New Academic Year To Be Delayed

CBSE Exams & New Academic Year To Be Delayed

It was announced today that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations in the UAE will be delayed by one week. The CBSE Grade 10 and 12 examinations... Read On

‘Moral Education’ to be Taught by all UAE Schools

‘Moral Education’ to be Taught by all UAE Schools

ADEC has released more information on the new Moral Education curriculum component which is to be piloted across 24 public and 28 private schools this month. The moral education... Read On

GEMS Announces Profits Of Over 130 Million

GEMS Announces Profits Of Over 130 Million

GEMS Group has announced it has achieved profits of $131.5 million in the year through August, while income reached $879.3 million in the same time. According to the National... Read On

Official Dubai, UAE School Holidays, 2015 – 2018

Official Dubai, UAE School Holidays, 2015 – 2018

The UAE Ministry of Education’s term times for the next three academic years – from 2015/16 to 2017/18. Children have a reduction in the number of schooldays from 2015’s 189 to... Read On

Defaulted School Fees An Issue Say Dubai Schools

Defaulted School Fees An Issue Say Dubai Schools

Several schools across Dubai claim parents are delaying and defaulting on their school fee commitments. The news comes in spite of the Parent/School Contracts (PSC) which outline precisely how... Read On

The UAE and Education in 2016, A WSA Infographic

The UAE and Education in 2016, A WSA Infographic

New schools, KHDA and ADEC ratings, examination results, curriculum changes, new regulations… Did we capture the defining points of education in the United Arab Emirates in 2016? If not,... Read On

Billionaire Launches Six Million Dollar Teacher Prize

Billionaire Launches Six Million Dollar Teacher Prize

A Chinese billionaire has launched a new teacher prize with a combined purse of around six million dollars. Charles Chen Yidan will award the inaugural prize in September 2017,... Read On

Sharjah Child Abuse Hotline Receives Almost 500 Calls In 2016

Sharjah Child Abuse Hotline Receives Almost 500 Calls In 2016

The Sharjah Child Hotline call-centre reported it had received almost 500 calls concerning cases of abuse and ill-treatment in 2016. The hotline allows teachers, students and administrators to report... Read On

The UAE Remains A Draw For Irish Teachers

The UAE Remains A Draw For Irish Teachers

Irish school teachers are being ‘lured’ to the UAE with the promise of salaries almost double what they would earn if they stayed in Ireland. According to The Irish... Read On

RAK To Launch Dhs 3.67 Billion Education Zone

RAK To Launch Dhs 3.67 Billion Education Zone

The Government of Ras Al Khaimah has announced plans to develop a Dhs 3.67 billion Education Zone in the Emirate. Although still in the early stages of design, leaders... Read On

Ajman Ruler Sets-Up New Education Authority

Ajman Ruler Sets-Up New Education Authority

Last month, the Emirate of Ajman announced the establishment of an education body to improve the standard of private education in the Emirate. His Highness Shaikh Humaid Bin Rashid... Read On

New SEN Centre For Sharjah

New SEN Centre For Sharjah

The Sharjah City of Humanitarian Services (SCHS) has announced the opening of a new and fully autonomous, Special Needs centre in the city. Called ‘The Sharjah Centre for Learning... Read On

Hi-Tech Recycling Centre To Tour Dubai Schools

Hi-Tech Recycling Centre To Tour Dubai Schools

A new ti-tech mobile recycling centre is set to tour Dubai’s schools teaching school-children about recycling. The Dhs 500,000, ‘Smart and Sustainable Oasis Recycling Centre’ introduced by the Waste... Read On

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