Four new schools are set to open in Dubai during the 2020-21 academic year.
Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority, KHDA, announced the news this week, stating that it will create more than 4,100 new seats for school kids across the city.
The schools opening this year will be in Abu Hail, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Jebel Ali and Al Rashidiya. The schools will offer a choice of UK, US and Indian curriculums.
.@KHDA announces that four new schools are set to open in #Dubai in the 2020-21 academic year creating over 4,100 new seats. The schools opening this year are located in Abu Hail, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Jebel Ali & Al Rashidiya.https://t.co/aqEMg4Ntii pic.twitter.com/QpbFSSHdtj— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 17, 2020
Dubai has seen a 2.1 per cent overall growth in enrollment, according to its latest landscape report, and there are currently around 300,000 students in Dubai with 209 schools. Thirty new schools have been added in the past three years.
"Dubai is a key player in the global economy and our continued growth in education is driven by innovation,” said Mohammed Darwish, CEO of KHDA's Permits and Compliance Sector.
“New schools will bring new educational models that are in line with changing expectations of families. We are positive that our new schools will continue to build on Dubai’s commitment to continue delivering high-quality education.
"The private education sector in Dubai continues to see growth and demonstrate its resilience. We have grown year-on-year and Dubai is today home to around 300,000 students. The availability of high-quality education choices has been instrumental in helping Dubai achieve its strategic goals."
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