Dubai schools cannot hike fee if ranking falls: Hamdan

By Sheena Amos

DUBAI 26 March 2019: Education of the children is one of the biggest items of expenditure in a family’s budget in the UAE. Cognizant of the fact, Dubai is taking steps to rein in the earlier-escalating cost of sending your kid to school.

During the Dubai Executive Council meeting yesterday, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, approved a new framework to regulate school fees, put forward by Dubai’s Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA).

It takes into account parents’ interests and efforts to obtain education at an acceptable cost, while encouraging the advancement of private schools.

The new school fees framework will be based on encouraging schools to improve performance and maintain desired quality levels, according to annual inspections and Dubai Statistics Center’s price index for education.

No private school will be allowed to raise fees if its rating slips, said Sheikh Hamdan.

Dubai Gazette