The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDAapproved the fee hike on condition that the school completes the construction of an auditorium.
When the school moved its new campus to Nad Al Sheba in May, the KHDA ruled that the school cannot go ahead with the pre-approved fee increase citing that the campus is not fully ready based on the master plan school officials had submitted.
The decision to increase fees caused an uproar among parents of students of the GEMS management institution.
They openly challenged the academic authority's decision but school officials insisted that they are ready to take in 2,400 and hence, should be allowed to increase fees.
Parents meanwhile, were pressing for a decision to revoke the fee hike on grounds that the new campus does not have the needed amenities.
Parents reached by Gulf News for comment were disappointed with the KHDA's decision.
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D. Bowless Jun 04, 2009 11:34 am
It´s a reason to withdraw from Dubai, as it does financially not make sense to absorbe such increases with decreasing salaries in Dubai.
We will most likely look for an alternative school or leaving the country accordingly.
tina Jun 04, 2009 07:35 am
This was expected to happen. They started off on a good note but on the back on their minds, it was all a planned strategy!