The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has revealed its report on the health and happiness of Dubai’s private schools.
The report has a number of interesting insights. For example, there are twice the number of students in Grade1 as in Grade11 while October is the most common birthday month for Dubai students.
In addition, the average fees paid for private schools in Dubai is 26,865 AED (without discounts) while annual tuition fees revenue is 7.5 billion AED.
While the 2018/19 academic year will see a fee freeze, it comes on the back of year on year increases. In 2016/17, Dubai's private schools generated 6.8 billion AED in revenue. In 2015/16 it was 6.1 billion AED and 5.3 billion AED in 2014-/15.
Dr Abdulla Al Karam, director general of the KHDA said:
“The wellbeing of our schools and students is a key priority for us and this is reflected in the growth of Dubai’s education sector. Dubai is home to 194 schools and we are continuing to see a strong demand for high quality education. The positive trends are a strong indication of the trust placed by parents in our efforts to promote positive education and wellbeing across schools. ”
The education landscape report is an annual publication of Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Earlier this year the KHDA revealed the Student Wellbeing Census results. The findings showed that students who stay in Dubai longer have higher levels of happiness.
Additionally, eight out of 10 students (84%) in Dubai’s private schools reported high levels of happiness.