Educational process set for major revamp

DUBAI - The Ministry of Education and Youth (MoEY) has begun the procedures, which guarantee the steadiness of the educational process in schools during the next academic year.

By Mohsen Rashid

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Published: Fri 13 Aug 2004, 11:58 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:13 PM

Khaleej Times interviewed Dr Ayoub Badri, director General of Dubai Educational Zone who revealed the measures and preparations for the new academic year.

Dr Ayoub Badri said the new academic year would witness a change especially in the process of inspection. He said the educational zones have received instructions from the Ministry of Education and would apply it strictly by the next academic year to avoid the previous mistakes committed.

He said the educational zone would follow up and monitor the educational process in the private schools. He added that the educational zone would evaluate the performance of the schools and would impose fine on the ones that do not comply with the regulations.

Dr Ayoub Badri stressed that all private schools would be forced to comply with the new regulation. He said he had received many complains about schools which still violate the regulations, especially the basic salary of teachers of private schools which the ministry has fixed at Dh 2000.

He said that Dubai educational zone would appeal for the services of 15 inspectors who will be entrusted with the task of following up the performance of private schools.

Dr Ayoub Badri added the new inspectors would review all the registrations of the private schools and that there would be coordination between them and the private educational departments.

He also revealed that there would be comprehensive cooperation between Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labour.

''Though the educational zone has not received any complaints we know that some of the private school managements forced the teachers to sign fake contracts.''

''Therefore, Dubai educational zone will keenly follow the matter of teachers' salaries and see if the school managements comply with the regulation,'' he said.

He refused to accept the justifications offered by the schools, which violated the regulation of ministry and said some of these schools had claimed that their tuition fees were very less.

Teachers are not responsible for the administrative problems, he added.

He revealed that some schools still violated the regulation and still allow co-education in their premises especially in the preparatory and secondary stages.

''Some schools even have male teachers to teach female students, which is against the laws and traditions,'' Dr Ayoub Badri added.

He added that the Dubai educational zone would not tolerate the schools which violate the term No 57 which says there should be no co education from grade fifth onwards in all private schools.

Meanwhile, Rashida Badri, the deputy of Dubai educational zone for private education said that private education department has the list of schools that have violated regulations.

Rashida Badri added that the private education department has given these schools grace period till the beginning of the next academic year to rectify faults committed.

She said textbooks should be subjected to the supervision of the Ministry of Education and other concerned departments.

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