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Students at Unsatisfactory Indian Schools ‘Double’

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A worrying trend has emerged among Indian curriculum schools in Dubai, according the The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), the body responsible for regulating primary and secondary education in the emirate.

The number of children attending schools adjudged to be ‘Unsatisfactory’ has doubled in the past four years.  The findings can be found in the KHDA’s latest report released today following recent inspections of Indian and Pakistani schools in Dubai.

About 60,000 pupils attend Indian curriculum schools and 3,993 pupils are enrolled at Pakistani schools in Dubai. Of the 23 Indian schools inspected by the Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB) this year just two were rated Outstanding and seven Good. Twelve were ranked as Acceptable and two received an Unsatisfactory status.

There are 4,121 children studying at unsatisfactory Indian schools this year in comparison to 2,277 in the 2009-2010 academic year.

The performance of Indian schools has remained static over the past two years of inspection, according to KHDA.


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  1. peace says
    May 21, 2014, 2:58 pm

    The article would have been more informative if reasons were provided too, or some thoughts at least on why parents are being forced to choose ‘unsatisfactory’ schools.

    Btw, the rating isn’t mine.

    • Professor says
      May 21, 2014, 3:19 pm

      Many thanks Ikka. It’s good when people let us know how we can improve articles. In this particular case it would be tough however – there are likely to have been multiple reasons.

      It is however a general truth that Indian schools have more issues with finances and therefore investment given that they charge lower fees (in general). That is going to affect everything from teacher:pupil ratio to the quality of teachers recruited, from facilities to accessing the latest technology.

      We do appreciate your point in general however. Context is key, and will endeavour to add more to our reports.


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