Schools in the UAE are in a state of confusion over the age at which children may be admitted to KG1 following a ruling by the UAE's Ministry of Education (MoE). According to a report in this week's edition of the community newspaper Xpress Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has been enforcing the new regulation from January 1st.
The rule specifies that children must be at least three years and eight months before being admitted to kindergarten. Most schools in Dubai, according to their own websites, are still operating under the old regulation which stipulated that children must be three years at the time of entry to KG1.
According to one school which spoke to Xpress up to 20 percent of its entry for the upcoming academic year could be affected by the ruling.