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UAE Teachers Blamed for Poor School Performance

UAE Teachers Blamed for Poor School Performance

In total 42% of respondents to the WhichSchoolAdvisor.com School Fees and Financing survey believe education in the UAE is the same quality as that in their home country. A further... Read On

Sunny Varkey: Can’t Afford a School? Don’t Choose it…

Sunny Varkey: Can’t Afford a School? Don’t Choose it…

“If you put your children in a school that you can’t afford then you can’t grumble… Parents can very well see which are the schools that are good, outstanding,... Read On

Dubai School Fees, Disputes Fall Under New Binding Contract

Dubai School Fees, Disputes Fall Under New Binding Contract

A new legally binding contract between parents and private schools in Dubai is to be introduced to reduce disputes, setting out in detail each party’s rights and responsibilities. At... Read On

Fee Increases Approved for 17 Dubai Schools – Report

Fee Increases Approved for 17 Dubai Schools – Report

A senior official of Dubai’s school regulator, The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), has confirmed that fee increases have been approved for 17 schools for the academic year... Read On

KHDA Mulling End to 500 AED Application Fees

KHDA Mulling End to 500 AED Application Fees

The practice of schools charging an application fee of 500 AED a time, could be coming to an end according to business weekly, Arabian Business. Dubai’s schools authority is... Read On

UAE ‘A Challenging Environment for Raising Children’: HSBC Survey

UAE ‘A Challenging Environment for Raising Children’: HSBC Survey

In the ranking for “Organizing School for my Children”, the UAE lies in 22nd position in HSBC’s annual ‘Expat Explorer‘ survey, with Bahrain (4th), Qatar (16th), and Oman (19th) from the... Read On

Report – Dubai Education Costs Up in 2012

Report – Dubai Education Costs Up in 2012

Image source: The National. Stats by the Dubai Statistical Office. According to the Dubai Statistical Office (DSO), the cost of living declined in the emirate of Dubai last year,... Read On

Half of Sharjah’s Private Schools Apply for Fee Increase

Half of Sharjah’s Private Schools Apply for Fee Increase

Half of Sharjah’s private schools have applied for fee increases of up to 10 per cent, according to reports in local media.   The Sharjah Education Zone (SEZ) has... Read On

GEMS Boss: School Fee Policy “Unsustainable”

GEMS Boss: School Fee Policy “Unsustainable”

GEMS group chief operating officer Dino Varkey has called for an end to tying school fees with inspection reports, arguing costs should be considered before setting fees, and that in... Read On

No Increase in School Fees in 2013/14, Unless…

No Increase in School Fees in 2013/14, Unless…

The headline news is that private schools in Dubai will not be able to raise fees this academic year (2013-2014) according to the KHDA. However, as always there are... Read On

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GEMS to Close Westminster School, Cites Low Fees

From June 2014 4,800 students could be without a school after private education provider GEMS stated it is to close Westminster School in Dubai. In a letter to parents sent on... 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

‘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

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

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

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