By Bernd Debusmann Jr
The moves comes amid a shift towards online learning as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic
Education authorities in Dubai and Sharjah have announced that parents should be refunded for third term transportation and bus fees, amid the shift towards online learning that has taken place as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In Dubai, an announcement from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority announced that bus fees for Indian and Pakistani school’s first terms – which begins on April 5 – must be refunded.
In Sharjah, the emirate’s Private Education Authority issued notices to private and Indian/Pakistani curriculum schools noting that schools must refund transportation and nutrition fees.
Parents are required to pay the remaining fees.
In Dubai, a number of schools around Dubai have announced reduction in tuition fees for term 3 as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic keeps students at home, although they called on parents to help support staff members.
Horizon English School, Horizon International School have both announced 20 percent reduction in fees, while Safe Community School and the Next Generation School are now offering 20 percent discounts on third time fees. Dubai English Speaking School has agreed to reduce fees by 20 percent for primary and secondary education.