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Abu Dhabi schools fined for overcharging for fees

Education authority discovered 17 were overcharging following a variety of checks

Abu Dhabi schools fined for overcharging for fees
Students line-up as they ente their classroom on the first day of the academic year for public schools in Dubai on September 27, 2009. Many students were still absent as parents remain reluctant to send their children to school from fear of swine flu. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

Abu Dhabi’s education authority has issued fines to a total of 17 private schools who were found to have overcharged for school fees.

Adec’s Private School and Quality Assurance department said the schools, who charged more than the approved fees for their institutions, were detected following a variety of checks it carried out.

“The [fee tampering] was detected by means of various inspection and compliance visits, and by comparing receipts, sent to the Adec by parents, that showed that the fees did not match the approved schedule,” Adec said in a statement to Gulf News.

Adec declined to name the schools or refer to anything that might identify them due to “confidentiality purposes”.

Any increase in fees for private schools must be sanctioned by Adec. A total of 82 schools applied to increase their fees for the coming year, 39 of which were given approval to increase fees by an average of six percent.

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