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Dubai Schools Fees To Increase By Up To 6.4 percent

Dubai Schools Fees To Increase By Up To 6.4 percent

The Dubai Statistics Centre has announced  a new Education Cost Index (ECI) which will allow private schools in Dubai to increase fees for the 2016/17 new academic year.

The ECI has been set at 3.21 per cent, however, Outstanding schools will be allowed to double this figure to 6.42 percent, Very Good schools by 5.61 percent, Good schools by 4.815 percent and the rest by the set 3.21 percent.

The KHDA says the new ECI takes into account school operating costs, including teacher salaries, rent, maintenance, electricity and water charges and many more.

Mohammed Darwish, Chief of Regulations & Permits Commission at KHDA said, “the fee framework has been updated to align with the new six-scale UAE School Inspection framework which determines the quality of education in schools. It protects parents from arbitrary increases and provides an effective mechanism to balance the expectations of school investors and parents.”

Darwish added, “The ECI motivates schools to improve their quality of education and helps regulate inflation by adjusting the increase.”

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