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Emiratis ‘Favour’ U.S. Private Schooling

Emiratis ‘Favour’ U.S. Private Schooling

Emiratis are choosing to pay for a private education for their children over freely available public schools because of the quality of the education provided and the standard of... Read On

Problem: UAE Students Bottom of Class – Rankings

Problem: UAE Students Bottom of Class – Rankings

The UAE has been placed almost bottom of the class in puzzle solving tests designed to reveal how well students will be able to compete in tomorrow’s work place.... Read On

School Admission Age Confirmed, Questions Remain

School Admission Age Confirmed, Questions Remain

Children must be at least three years and eight months old to enter school education in the UAE, according to a joint announcement by the Ministry of Education (MoE)... Read On

Next School Year Extended by Ten Days: MoE

Next School Year Extended by Ten Days: MoE

The academic school year in the UAE has been extended by ten days following an announcement by the Ministry of Education this week. The new calendar requires students to... Read On

New Licensing System for UAE Teachers

New Licensing System for UAE Teachers

A new system to licence teachers is currently being evaluated and could be implemented within the next year, according to the undersecretary at the Ministry of Education. Marwan Al... Read On

UAE Schools: Setting the Benchmark Too Low?

UAE Schools: Setting the Benchmark Too Low?

By Mark Atkins, Headmaster, Foremarke School Dubai. At dinner with a colleague recently, I was reminded of the joke about two friends who became lost in the forest. Suddenly... Read On

School Contracts Lead to 20% Drop In Complaints

School Contracts Lead to 20% Drop In Complaints

The introduction of legally binding contracts between parents and schools has led to a 20 percent drop in complaints, according to Dubai’s education regulator the Knowledge and Human Development... Read On

Indian Schools Failing to Make Progress

Indian Schools Failing to Make Progress

More than six out of 10 young pupils in Indian curriculum schools are not receiving the minimum level of education Dubai’s regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), believes should... Read On

Indian Consulate Takes Up KG Admission Issue

Indian Consulate Takes Up KG Admission Issue

The ongoing confusion surrounding the age at which children can admitted to kindergarten has forced many Indian schools in the northern emirates to raise the issue with the Indian... Read On

CBSE Examinations To Go Ahead ‘As Scheduled’

CBSE Examinations To Go Ahead ‘As Scheduled’

Concerns that key Indian curriculum examinations would be disrupted as a result of the upcoming elections in the country have been allayed following an announcement by the Central Board... Read On

New Initiatives Announced After Education ‘Brainstorm’

New Initiatives Announced After Education ‘Brainstorm’

A series of changes to the UAE’s education system have been announced immediately after the conclusion of a one-day Cabinet discussion focusing on the sector led by Sheikh Mohammed... Read On

Abu Dhabi Public School Teachers ‘Receive Big Pay Increase’

Abu Dhabi Public School Teachers ‘Receive Big Pay Increase’

Emirati teachers at public schools in Abu Dhabi have secured a 25 to 35 per cent pay rise. The announcement was made by Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) director-general Dr... Read On

It’s Working: Dubai Schools Up Standards by Sharing

It’s Working: Dubai Schools Up Standards by Sharing

Access to high quality education has proven to be a key driver of Dubai’s robust economy, writes guest contributor, Rob Stokoe, Director of Jumeirah English Speaking Schools, Dubai and a NET... Read On

International Children a Mark Above UAE Peers

International Children a Mark Above UAE Peers

Schoolchildren in the UAE are doing less well than some of their international peers, according to two new studies released this week to The National. More than 14,300 pupils aged... Read On

‘Fees’ and ‘Admin’ Top Complaints – KHDA

‘Fees’ and ‘Admin’ Top Complaints – KHDA

Disputes about school fees and school administration were the two most common complaints by parents received by Dubai regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), according to local... Read On

Surprise Inspections for Dubai Schools Next Year

Surprise Inspections for Dubai Schools Next Year

Staff at Dubai’s private schools should prepare themselves for a surprise in the coming school year. A new body has been set up by Dubai school regulator the Knowledge... Read On

Half of UAE Parents Resorting to Private Tutors

Half of UAE Parents Resorting to Private Tutors

Nearly half of all parents in the emirate of Abu Dhabi who responded to an ongoing survey have reported that their children attend private lessons outside school, the Abu... Read On

Abu Dhabi Authority ‘Considering Publishing’ Inspection Results

Abu Dhabi Authority ‘Considering Publishing’ Inspection Results

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), which is the regulator of private schools in the emirate, has mentioned the possibility that it might soon make public inspection reports.  ADEC... Read On

Ministry Orders Closure of Four Nurseries; Warnings Issued

Ministry Orders Closure of Four Nurseries; Warnings Issued

The UAE Ministry of Social Affairs, which conducts regular inspections of nurseries in the UAE, ordered the closure of four facilities in the first quarter of 2013, according to... Read On

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