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Wed 17 Feb 2010 03:29 PM

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22% of Indian, Pakistani schools in Dubai failing

Five out of 23 schools rated unacceptable while none achieved excellent score.

More than one in five Indian and Pakistani schools in Dubai have been rated unsatisfactory by inspectors, it was announced on Wednesday.

Of the 23 schools inspected by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB), another seven were categorised as good while 11 were judged to be acceptable.

None of the schools were classified as outstanding, a statement from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) added.

The DSIB's inspections were the first for Indian and Pakistani schools in the emirate and results include a 20-page report on each school, which will be made public on the KHDA's website on Thursday.

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, chairman and director general at the KHDA, said: "This round of inspections continues our mission to provide evidence-based data about all of our schools in Dubai so that we know where we stand. Only then can we work on raising the standard of the education we can offer our children.

"We urge parents to read the full reports...Just like last year, those schools which have shown areas of weakness will be encouraged to improve, and will receive follow-up visits from our inspectors."

Last year, the first inspection of schools showed nearly 10 percent were rated unsatisfactory.

Out of 69 schools inspected, six were deemed to be below the standards expected while four were rated excellent.

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Sunu Varghese 10 years ago

Can anyone tell how we can get the results?; to find out which schools are successful and which ones are failing??

Craig 10 years ago

what would be more interesting to know is if there is a correlation between the cost of the school and at what level it has been rated at. Logic would dictate that the more expensive schools would have higher ratings as they can afford to attract higher quality teachers and can afford higher quality equipment, classrooms, have smaller classes etc etc. I'm sure that everybody would like to send their child to a school that is achieving good ratings in this scheme but are held back by the cost. I'm also sure that each school would want to get considerably better than their ratings but are also held back because they need to remain affordable to the parents that send their kids there.

Ranjit 10 years ago

The headline is misleading and it's unfair to combine Indian schools with Pakistani schools. Indian and Pakistani schools are quite different in terms of standards, syllabus and teaching methods. While it’s deplorable that there are unsatisfactory grades among the schools, only 4% of Indian students go to unsatisfactory schools whereas almost 70% of Pakistani children go to unsatisfactory schools. That's a huge difference. Indian schools are not bad as it is made out to be.

Melissa 10 years ago

You can find a list of them here http://www.dubaifaqs.com/khda-school-inspections.php

Diwakar 10 years ago

Headline is missleading. Look at the results and you find that the Indian schools are doing good and the same has been said by the KHDA. You have deliberately clubbed the results with Pakistani schools to arrive with your own conclusions.

Fahad 10 years ago

AS PER THE LINK SENT BY MS. MELISSA, MOST OF THE INDIAN SCHOOLS ARE IN UNSATISFACTORY CATEGORY, THERE ARE ONLY 2 OFFICIAL PAKISTANI SCHOOLS WHICH ARE IN THAT GROUP; THE REST ARE INDIAN-OWNED. THERE BE SOME PRIVATE PAKISTANI SCHOOLS WHICH MAY BE NOT PERFORMING WELL BUT THEIR STANDARD IS STILL HIGHER THAN MAJORITY INDIAN SCHOOLS, PRIVATE OR OFFICIAL.

George T 10 years ago

Here are the facts: Total number of Indian Schools inspected: 20 Outstanding: None Good: 7 Acceptable: 10 Unsatisfactory: 3 Total number of Pakistani Schools inspected: 3 Outstanding: None Good: None Acceptable: 1 Unsatisfactory: 2 Now Fahad - will you take back what you wrote with obvious ignorance?

sujac 10 years ago

The details provided were mentioned clearly in the news papers. Fahad's reaction and comments are based on his frustration. Pls forgive him.

NAIVE 10 years ago

I DONOT THINK THAT ANY OF SCHOOL MATCH THEIR STANDARD WITH THE FEES CHARGED BY THEM

Dan 10 years ago

Maybe you all should stop comparing if the Indian or Pakistani schools are the best or not. Maybe you should think more of the fact that we all are being robed by greedy school owners by fee charges not heard of even in well known private schools in west were they pay top $ to their staff.