Knowledge and Human Development Authority says that over 13,000 new school places will be made available in Dubai
Eight new schools are to open in Dubai by September 2020, it was announced on Tuesday.
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said in a press statement carried by state news agency WAM that over 13,000 new school places will be made available.
Mohammed Darwish, CEO of Permits and Compliance sector at KHDA, said: "The opening of eight new schools by 2020 will further strengthen Dubai’s private education sector and add to the wide variety of educational offerings available to parents.
"A total of five schools will welcome students from the new academic year this year and an additional three are expected to open next year."
The schools opening this year are located in Al Twar 2, Al Qusais, Jumeirah Village Triangle, Al Quoz, and Jebel Ali, among other areas, WAM said.
"Every new school adds to the variety on offer in Dubai and it empowers parents with choice. Dubai has seen a steady increase in the number of schools offering good or better quality education, with an increase from 38 in schools in 2008 to 119 this year," said Darwish.
He added that newer schools will focus on niche areas ranging from environmental education, sustainability and arts, to innovation and technology.
A total of 41 new schools have opened over the last three years, showcasing investor confidence in the private educator sector, WAM said.