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71% of Dubai schools now rated good or better

Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority reveals improvement in schools from just 39% four years ago

71% of Dubai schools now rated good or better
Sheikh Mohammed is pictured with pupils during a recent visit to a Dubai school.

More than 70 percent of Dubai schools are now rated good or better, nearly double the number four years ago, it has been revealed.

In a tweet on Tuesday, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said 71 percent of schools in Dubai are rated good, very good or outstanding, compared to 39 percent in 2015.

Of those, 40 percent were rated good, 24 percent very good and 7 percent outstanding.

A graphic published by the KHDA also showed that 22 percent odf schools were rated acceptable and just 4 percent were described as weak.

The figures come as around 90 percent of private schools in Dubai will have school fee increases capped at 2.07 percent - the value of education cost index approved by Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC) - for the upcoming academic year 2019/2020.

Dubai announced a price freeze on school fees last year, and in March the Dubai Executive Council approved a new framework to regulate school fees in the coming years, based on a proposal put forward by the KHDA.

The new regulations say that schools that maintain their KHDA ranking for the 2018/19 academic year will be able to increase their fees by a maximum of 2.07 percent.

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