Finally: Availability In Capital's Indian Schools

Finally: Availability In Capital's Indian Schools
By C Hoppe
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The launch of five new Indian schools in the Capital this academic year, has meant for the first time in recent history, there are enough Indian schools seats for the city's population.

Indian schools in the Emirate noted for the first time, that they did not receive any complaints on the lack of seat availability as the new Indian academic year commenced earlier this month.

The introduction of Rayan International School, Global Indian International School, Indian International School, Shining Star International School and GEMS United Indian School collectively offering over 8,000 new seats, means for the first time in the capital, there are enough Indian curriculum seats for the population.

Talking to the Gulf News, Dr V. V. Abdul Kader, principal at Indian curriculum institution, The Model School said:

"People have speculated that the current economic situation would reduce student numbers. But we saw just the usual number of student admissions and withdrawals before the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. It is hard to say which withdrawals came about because families were leaving the country and which were because children had secured admission at different schools."

A business development manager at another Indian school told the publication, “the demand for our seats this year was about 50 per cent lower than last year, but much of this is probably because parents now have a greater range of schools to choose from.”


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