68% of Emirati male students fail to graduate on time...
Only 32 out of every 100 male Emirati students graduate on time, according to the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau's annual report.
Forty-seven fail grades and another 21 drop out out of 100, the report added.
"It is a big problem. It affects the whole community. It affects career planning. You look at social issues - crime. The societal effect of this is clear," said Dr Abdulla al Karam, the director general of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), in comments published in UAE daily The National.