Agreement signed to establish new world-class schools in Dubai

DUBAI — Dubai Schools (DS), the Dubai Education Council (DEC)’s project aimed at establishing internationally accredited schools in Dubai, has signed its second accreditation partner, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 5 May 2006, 11:51 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:36 PM

Earlier Dubai Schools had signed a similar agreement with the Council of International Schools (CIS).

The partnership agreement was signed by Jacob Ludes CEO/ Executive Director of NEASC, Executive Director and Ahmad bin Byat, Chairman of the Dubai Education Council. NEASC’s project leader is Dr Eva Kampits.

As part of the agreement, NEASC, will collaborate with Dubai Schools to initiate formation of an array of world-class schools that can meet the highest, internationally recognised standards. NEASC promotes accreditation as a process of continuous improvement and sustains and advances the principles of self-regulation and peer review only those institutions which can demonstrate that they meet their own philosophy and objectives together with rigorous accreditation standards, will be eligible for candidacy and eventual accreditation status.

“We are very happy to sign the agreement with the NEASC. This agreement is part of Dubai Schools’ efforts to establish a continuous process for evaluating the education provided by DS schools,” said Ahmad Bin Byat Chairman of the Dubai Education Council. “Quality is our primary focus for this project. Only by ensuring the highest international standards can we create educational institutions that produce leaders and innovators,” he added.

“The accreditation process we have developed over the years is a major vehicle that can and should be used to bring about educational improvement at all levels,” says Jacob Ludes, Executive Director and CEO of NEASC.

We are especially pleased to participate in the Education Council initiative to strengthen Dubai’s role in developing a world-class K-12 system that serves its increasingly diverse population as well as future leaders and innovators.”

Dr Kampits continued: “The Dubai Schools initiative represents a significant opportunity to promote sustainable economic success through the formation of an array of world-class schools that can meet the highest, internationally recognized standards.”

Dubai Schools was announced by the Dubai Education Council in November 2005 to develop international K-12 education in Dubai by establishing high-quality internationally-accredited schools. Institutions that are part of the Dubai Schools project will operate as either branch campuses of reputed international schools or new institutions.

They will offer curriculum from either the US, UK, Canada, Australia or the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Many of the schools will also offer specialised teaching to both gifted students and learners with special needs. Progress on the Phase I of Dubai Schools is on track.

About 10 million square feet of land in various locations in Dubai has been set aside for international schools.

Each school will be built in prime locations in Dubai’s suburbs to ensure that they are easily accessible.

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