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UAE School Holiday ‘Unification’ Story Reappears

UAE School Holiday ‘Unification’ Story Reappears

The “holiday unification” story has reared its head again after being dismissed as impractical for the 2012/2013 academic year. Speaking at the “second briefing” for the next academic year... 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

School Minibuses Banned From Dubai’s Roads

School Minibuses Banned From Dubai’s Roads

School minibuses will no longer feature on Dubai’s highways by the end of 2013 as a result of an edict by the Roads and Transport Authority, according to local... 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

Results! Poll – Should School Hours Change?

Results! Poll – Should School Hours Change?

  Should school starting hours change? It’s a question that is often raised in the... Read On

UAE Authorities Step In to Manage School Meals

UAE Authorities Step In to Manage School Meals

The Ministry of Education (MOE) in the UAE is taking direct action to manage the diets of children attending school, according to reports in local media.  From the beginning... Read On

Summer-Born Children Face ‘Major School Disadvantage’

Summer-Born Children Face ‘Major School Disadvantage’

Universities should lower their entry tariff requirements for students born in August to reflect the lower achievement levels of children born in the summer, a new UK study suggests.... Read On

‘Smart Bus’ Programme Launched in the UAE

‘Smart Bus’ Programme Launched in the UAE

  Parents of pupils from public schools across the UAE will soon be able to monitor their progress to and from school in real-time thanks to a new technology... Read On

ADIS Parents Find New Shift a Costly Solution

ADIS Parents Find New Shift a Costly Solution

Abu Dhabi Indian School (ADIS) (for the school’s review, go here) has started its second shift with revised timings – children from Grades 2 to 5 now going to... Read On

Waiting List Pass for Emiratis to Outstanding Schools – KHDA

Waiting List Pass for Emiratis to Outstanding Schools – KHDA

Caption: No waiting list to Outstanding schools such as Dubai College – for Emiratis, according to a new KHDA ruling – Gulf News report. In hopes of increasing the... Read On

Indian Families Facing School Admissions Crisis

Indian Families Facing School Admissions Crisis

Indian parents seeking to send their children to Indian curriculum school are facing a crisis in the capital according to a report in UAE daily, The National, as a... Read On

School Buses – Should You Be Worried?

School Buses – Should You Be Worried?

If you’re a Dubai parent worried about sending your children on the school bus, statistically at least, your should relax. According to RTA officials there have been no accidents... Read On

HBMeU targets 2.5m students with Facebook courses

HBMeU targets 2.5m students with Facebook courses

Hamdan Bin Mohammad e-University (HBMeU) in Dubai has launched an online initiative that offers a wide range of training courses via Facebook. According to the press release the “competitive-priced”... Read On

Dubai’s First School Celebrates 100th Birthday

Dubai’s First School Celebrates 100th Birthday

Al Ahmadiya School, Dubai’s first regular school, has marked its centenary this week.  The school, which has seen many of Dubai’s great and the good pass through its doors... Read On

‘National Identity’ To Be Taught Under New Regulations

‘National Identity’ To Be Taught Under New Regulations

All private schools in the UAE will be required to teach courses related to ‘national identity’ from the beginning of the new academic year in 2013, according to the... Read On

Fries and Chocolate Off the Menu at Government Schools

Fries and Chocolate Off the Menu at Government Schools

Government schools will be barred from serving fried meals and food high in sugar or salt following the introduction of new health guidelines by the UAE Ministry of Education this... Read On

Study: Education Leaves Emiratis ‘Unprepared’ For Rigours of Work

Study: Education Leaves Emiratis ‘Unprepared’ For Rigours of Work

Young Emiratis are leaving education largely unprepared for the demands of the workplace, according to a study conducted by Aon Hewitt, a global human resources consultancy. The company interviewed... 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

Dubai School Inspections Focus: ‘Social Skills’, SEN

Dubai School Inspections Focus: ‘Social Skills’, SEN

The development of pupils’ personalities and social skills should be a key objective of schools in Dubai, according to new guidelines issued by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).... Read On

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