Students at Unsatisfactory Indian Schools 'Double'

Students at Unsatisfactory Indian Schools 'Double'
By James Mullan
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A worrying trend has emerged among Indian curriculum schools in Dubai, according The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), the body responsible for regulating primary and secondary education in the emirate.

The number of children attending schools adjudged to be 'Unsatisfactory' has doubled in the past four years.  The findings can be found in the KHDA's latest report released today following recent inspections of Indian and Pakistani schools in Dubai.

About 60,000 pupils attend Indian curriculum schools and 3,993 pupils are enrolled at Pakistani schools in Dubai. Of the 23 Indian schools inspected by the Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB) this year just two were rated Outstanding and seven Good. Twelve were ranked as Acceptable and two received an Unsatisfactory status.

There are 4,121 children studying at unsatisfactory Indian schools this year in comparison to 2,277 in the 2009-2010 academic year.

The performance of Indian schools has remained static over the past two years of inspection, according to KHDA.

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