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Trouble-Free Transitions: Kindergarten to Primary

Trouble-Free Transitions: Kindergarten to Primary

The move from kindergarten, nursery or foundation to primary can be a tricky one. Along with the excitement and pride in finally becoming a ‘big-one’ there can also be... Read On

Interviews for Kindergarten ‘Now Banned’ In Abu Dhabi

Interviews for Kindergarten ‘Now Banned’ In Abu Dhabi

A ban on interviewing children applying for places in kindergarten has come into effect in Abu Dhabi.  Parents in the capital had become increasingly concerned at the onerous requirements... Read On

“Loss of Confidence” A Major Issue for Struggling Children

“Loss of Confidence” A Major Issue for Struggling Children

Children who fall behind bright classmates at primary school can suffer a serious loss of confidence that holds them back for several years, it is claimed. The study –... Read On

Dubai School Pays Damages for ‘Negligent Teaching’

Dubai School Pays Damages for ‘Negligent Teaching’

A father has successfully sued a private school in Dubai for an alleged failure by the school to educate his son to an acceptable level. In a judgement that... Read On

Dubai Student Maths, Science Progress Below Global Average

Dubai Student Maths, Science Progress Below Global Average

Is Dubai a good place to educate your child? Comparing academic performance with peers internationally is no easy feat, but international assessment in mathematics and science show students in the... Read On

GEMS to launch 10 new schools, 30,000 new places

GEMS to launch 10 new schools, 30,000 new places

GEMS Education, the single largest provider of education in the UAE has announced plans to open 10 new schools in the Emirates over the next two years. The UAE... Read On

KHDA kept busy with 74 complaints against schools in 30 days…

KHDA kept busy with 74 complaints against schools in 30 days…

Parents have lodged 74 complaints against Dubai’s private schools this month at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) according to a Gulf News report. Their concerns range from... Read On

School Owner Absconds With Fees Leaving Pupils Stranded

School Owner Absconds With Fees Leaving Pupils Stranded

The owner of a special needs school in Dubai has absconded leaving 53 pupils with no school and their parents severely out of pocket.  Pupils and parents were stunned... 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

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

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