We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Tue 20 Sep 2016 02:04 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

No further school fee increases in Abu Dhabi, says ADEC

Abu Dhabi Education Council to impose fines on any schools flouting fee increase rules

No further school fee increases in Abu Dhabi, says ADEC
No more fee increases in Abu Dhabi for 2016/17

The Abu Dhabi Education Council has announced that no further increases in tuition fees will be allowed at schools in the emirate in 2016/17.

The education regulator will also fine any schools found to have increased their fees without the correct approvals.

Earlier this year, ADEC approved fee increases for 51 private schools. ADEC also said 39 schools were denied permission to increase their fees.

The average fee increase at schools that have received approvals is 6%.

To qualify for a fee increases, schools had to meet a number of criteria set by ADEC. These include recruitment and professional development of qualified staff, maintenance and expansion of school premises and facilities, recruitment of Emirati teaching and administrative staff, and admission of students with special education needs with support for any learning difficulties.

Arabian Business: why we're going behind a paywall

For all the latest education news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.