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The Knowledge and Human Development Authority's (KHDA's) website has today published its findings after months of inspections. The report classifies schools into four performance categories - outstanding, good, acceptable and unsatisfactory.
The reports from the first batch of 69 schools which were inspected also highlight key findings from the inspections, particularly the strengths of the school and recommendations for improvement.
Out of the 24 public schools and 45 private schools of which results were compiled and completed, four were found outstanding, 25 good, 34 acceptable and six fell into the unsatisfactory category.
KHDA, for the first time has linked school fee hike to inspections and the percentage of fee increases permitted in 2009-2010 depend on what category they fall into.
While outstanding schools can increase their fee maximum by 15 per cent, the good and acceptable ones will have a 12 and nine per cent increase respectively. The unsatisfactory schools can still hike their fee by seven per cent.