Abu Dhabi Targets Affordable Private Schools

Abu Dhabi has announced a new model of private schools with affordable fees. This move is part of an economic stimulus package due to be rolled out and completed in the next three years.
Abu Dhabi Targets Affordable Private Schools
By Veathika
Do your children attend a UAE school? Take our survey and help other parents.
WhichSchoolAdvisor's annual school survey.

Abu Dhabi is set to launch a new private school model that will be a collaboration between the public and private sectors.

The plans are based on a proposal made by Dr Ali Al Nuemi, head of the Department of Education and Knowledge, and came after a study that looked into the educational needs of society. The plan is designed to reduce the financial burden on both citizens and residents, and to create an environment where families can opt to stay and educate their families within the UAE.

The fees of the new schools will be lower than private school fee averages, and expected to fall between AED 20,000 and AED 30,000 per year.

The news comes after neighbouring Dubai announced a freeze on school fees for the 2018-19 academic year.

Initial projects are expected to be complete in the next three years.

It is expected that the government will announce partnerships with the private sector and a pilot school in the near future.

Parents have welcomed the news, with the caveat that school are "academically competitive". Repeated surveys by WhichSchoolAdvisor.com show that parents resist the idea that they need to make a trade off between quality and cost.

ADEK will also continue with the policies that are already in place concerning increases to private school fees.

The plans have been agreed under the orders of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces.

Latest UAE articles

Stop "Brutalising" Your Children, GEMS Advisor

Parents need to stop harassing their children, or worse, “brutalising them" with a …


Henning Fries Appointed Global COO of Dwight

Henning Fries, the former CEO of Bloom Education in the UAE, has been appointed to the ro…

Courses & Curricula

Foremarke School to Expand to Year 13

Foremarke School, sister school to Repton School Dubai , has announced a milestone expan…


Get Ready for a 5-Day Weekend

Parents in Dubai can look forward to a 5-day weekend, with Commemoration Day and National…

School Performance

And the Young Musician of 2019 Is...

Twelve year old Ayami Umezawa has been crowned WhichSchoolAdvisor Young Musician of the Y…


KHDA: Less Focus on Exams, More on Wellness

Dubai's education regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, on Sunday lau…


School traffic: Second death in two months

A four-year-old Indian girl died, and her mother was seriously injured, after being run o…

School Performance

Young Musician 2019: And the Finalists Are...

What an afternoon is in store for all of the family, friends, teachers and supporters of …

0 Schools Selected
keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up
Your selection Clear All