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Dubai schools extended freeze on fees for the 2021-22 academic year

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On Tuesday, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) affirmed that schools in the capital won’t be permitted to expand charges for the 2021-22 academic year.

Alan Williamson, CEO, Taaleem, said, “Our financial backers are sensitive to the economic and national agenda of the UAE. Subsequently, Taaleem has decided to freeze educational expenses for the following academic year. Our parents have shown fantastic faithfulness over the past — extremely trying — a year. Their help has been mind boggling and we wish to reimburse this devotion by not expanding any of our expenses for the following year.”

He added, “The expense freeze won’t influence our arranged tasks; and there will be no slices in administrations to keep up the educational norms for our understudies, staff and parents.”

Pandemic-set off vulnerabilities have likewise driven other school groups to follow comparable lines, facilitating any monetary difficulties that parents may have looked because of the common circumstance.

Sangita Chima, head at Amity School Dubai, affirmed that there were no designs to expand school expenses in the new academic year. “Our school is prepared for the following ordinary. A re-visitation of nearby learning with energizing, re-imagined, excessively innovative learning openings is the thing that understudies can anticipate,” she said.

She added, “As a not-revenue driven establishment, we are aware of the present status of the world. Numerous families in our school local area are as yet during the time spent progressing, and changes we make can cause disturbance. We need to keep on making a protected and strong space for parents and understudies in our consideration.”

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) certified that school expense increments depend on the Education Cost Index (ECI), which is probably going to be reported soon.

Be that as it may, some non-public schools are expanding educational expenses reflectively, according to the 2019 ECI.

A Dubai school as of late conveyed a round to its parents expressing, “In accordance with the 2019 Education Cost Index (ECI) and the Exceptional Fee Increase mechanism, our school has been affirmed to expand educational expenses by 2.56 percent in the academic year 2021-2022.

“This increment was initially due to be applied in 2020-2021, as was imparted on July 15, 2019. Notwithstanding, considering the difficulties looked by parents at that point, the choice was made to delay this expansion, which will presently happen in 2021-2022.”

In the mean time, Gems Education — the biggest tuition based school administrator in the nation — said, “Jewels Education schools follow the orders and guidance of the government regulators altogether matters concerning educational expenses.

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