Dubai private schools show little or no improvement

June 4, 2014 2:02 am

Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has said private schools in the emirate are not making real progress, with eight schools rated unsatisfactory for at least two years, while fifty have been acceptable for at least three years, Khaleej Times has reported. “This accounts for more than one third of Dubai’s schools. These schools appear to be making little or no improvement,” the regulator said in its report. While school owners have been consistently pushing education authorities to allow bigger fee increases every year, the lack of improvement in education quality has been a major ‘concern’ for the regulator. “The concern is the incapacity of most of these schools to improve. Their inability to evaluate themselves accurately through good quality self-assessment was a key factor,” the KHDA said.