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ADEC Seeks Feedback From Community On Education

ADEC Seeks Feedback From Community On Education

Teachers, parents and school principals will be invited to attend a series of forums organised the educational authorities in Abu Dhabi to discuss how education can be improved in... Read On

‘Outsourcing’: A Creative Way for Schools to Raise Revenues

‘Outsourcing’: A Creative Way for Schools to Raise Revenues

Many private schools in Dubai are finding ‘creative ways’ around the fee regulations imposed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), according to parents. Third party services –... Read On

UAE Raises School Leaving Age to 18

UAE Raises School Leaving Age to 18

News that authorities in the UAE have agreed to raise the school leaving age to 18 from 14 has been welcomed by educationalists.  The draft federal law making it... Read On

Hundreds of Grade 12s Caught Cheating by Blackberry

Hundreds of Grade 12s Caught Cheating by Blackberry

Hundreds of Grade 12 pupils at state high schools will have to retake their biology exam after the Ministry of Education confirmed that they had cheated. In total 633... Read On

Dubai’s Teens Replace Cigarettes with Dokha

Dubai’s Teens Replace Cigarettes with Dokha

According to a Gulf News report, Dubai’s expatriate teenagers are turning to the use of ‘dokha’ the tobacco smoked through a ‘midwakh’ pipe — to get a tobacco fix.... Read On

Masdar Announces Undergrad Internships

Masdar Announces Undergrad Internships

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, announced on Thursday that undergraduate interns will be offered an opportunity to develop simulations on the dynamics of power grid systems as part... Read On

Average School Fee Rises to 17,172 AED

Average School Fee Rises to 17,172 AED

The average fee paid for a pupil to attend a Dubai school has risen to Dh17,172 a year according to figures released by the emirate’s education regulator, the Knowledge... Read On

One out of 2 UAE Children Now Getting Private Tuition

One out of 2 UAE Children Now Getting Private Tuition

Almost every second school student in Dubai now goes to an after-school private tutor according to figures cited in UAE newspaper Gulf News, which reports the “Shadow Education” market... Read On

Bumper Year for CBSE results

Bumper Year for CBSE results

The class 10 results for the Indian curriculum Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams were announced Thursday, with 98 per cent of the 6000 students studying in the... Read On

Dubai Schools Set For “British” Test

Dubai Schools Set For “British” Test

How well are schools that say they are following the British curriculum in Dubai, doing so? That’s the question the independent “British Schools Overseas” (BSO) assessment will soon answer... Read On

School Fees Set for Maximum Increase

School Fees Set for Maximum Increase

The good news – more schools than ever achieved the outstanding grade from the KHDA. The bad news? Because of that more schools than ever plan to increase their... Read On

Dubai Schools Free to Set School Dates

Dubai Schools Free to Set School Dates

Private schools in Dubai will be allowed to follow their own holiday calendar, and not have to fall in line with government set dates according to a report in... Read On

Don’t Fall for Bogus University Ads

Don’t Fall for Bogus University Ads

Abu Dhabi Residents are being warned not to fall prey to advertisements by non-accredited universities according to a report in UAE newspaper Gulf News. The advertisements are being distributed through... Read On

Dubai Outstanding Schools Triple

Dubai Outstanding Schools Triple

The number of students studying at private schools rated outstanding by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has tripled over the last 12 months, according to the latest... Read On

All Pakistani Schools Fail Inspections

All Pakistani Schools Fail Inspections

The third year of inspections in Dubai’s Indian and Pakistani schools has found that 16,230 pupils are getting a better quality of education than when the inspections began. However... Read On

6% Rise in UAE School Fees – Report

6% Rise in UAE School Fees – Report

Outstanding schools in Dubai will be allowed to raise fees by six percent for the academic year 2012-13, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said on Sunday. It... Read On

Top UK sports school set for Dubai

Top UK sports school set for Dubai

Talks are underway to bring one of the UK’s most prestigious schools to the Middle East reports Arabian Business. Millfield School, which has a roll of 1,700 pupils and... Read On

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