By Staff writer
Salary details must also be provided before a decision is taken on term 3 discounts
Kings’ Education has asked parents to provide three bank statements before consideration will be given to awarding a bursary to subsidise fees for the third term.
In a letter sent to parents, the education provider, which has Kings’ Dubai, Kings’ Nad Al Sheba and Kings’ Al Barsha under its umbrella, has requested a number of details, including the bank statements, to determine who is eligible for a discount.
This includes salary details of the main earner and spouse, pre-coronavirus and current figures. Details of any termination benefits, if applicable, must also be revealed; and a salary certificate of the main earner and spouse, accompanied with a complete breakdown of allowances.
The letter said: “The aim of a Kings’ Bursary is to provide subsidised education that represents a percentage of your Term 3 fees. This bursary applies to those families of Kings’ who currently, due to circumstances directly related to the outbreak of Covid-19, are suffering financial hardship.”
All schools and education providers in the UAE are currently providing distance learning for students through to the summer as part of measures introduced by the country’s Ministry of Education, to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Arabian Business previously called on all UAE schools to cut fees by 20 percent in the final term.
In a similar move to Kings’, GEMS Education has said it will offer some parents discounts on school fees, subject to them submitting details of their financial situation.
Al Najah Education announced a 20 percent discount on term 3 fees last week, while Dubai English College followed suit with the announcement of reductions across the board on Monday; and Taaleem has revealed up to 25 percent reductions on fees.