Abu Dhabi schools rated Weak or Very Weak in the latest round of school inspections will not be allowed to register new students for the 2017/18 academic year, the Abu Dhabi Education Council has announced.
26 schools across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah were informed of the decision in March.
ADEC's executive director of Private Schools and Quality Assurance sector Hamad Al Dhaheri said the schools will not be allowed to register new students until they achieve "at least 'satisfcatory' performance levels" in the next inspection cycle.
As part of Irtiqa'a Inspection program, ADEC provides schools with detailed feedback and reports that highlight the weaknesses in the school performance. Schools are also required to provide improvement plans and performance development strategies.
Schools in Abu Dhabi are inspected every two years.
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