86 Dubai schools receive approval to hike fees
Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has given 86 private schools in the emirate its approval to increase their fees, Khaleej Times has reported. The authority received applications from 111 private schools and 27 embassy/non-profit schools. Fee increase has been limited between 1.74% and 3.48%, in line with this year’s Education Cost Index (ECI), a consumer price index that determines the cost of running schools. The KHDA allowed an exceptional increase of 9% for one school, while applications from three other schools for an ‘exceptional’ increase are under review, the regulator said.