Ministry probes hike in school tuition fee

ABU DHABI – The Abu Dhabi Education Zone (ADEZ) is investigating the hike in the tuition fee and transportation charges of a private school, Nadia Maddi, the Deputy Director of Private and Quality Teaching at the ADEZ, told Khaleej Times yesterday.

By Ahmed Abdul Aziz And Anwar Ahmad

Published: Thu 15 Nov 2007, 9:03 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:37 AM

Interestingly, she clarified the school administration had earlier sought approval from the Ministry of Education (MoE) for the fee hike as a new school building had been provided for the students with more facilities in the Musaffah area of the capital. The MoE approved the hike midway during the 2007-2008 school session, with the specific condition that it will be implemented only in the 2008-2009 academic session.

However, the school management decided to flout this condition and implemented the hike during the current session itself. This unwarranted decision prompted many parents to lodge a complaint with the MoE. Representatives of the parents of the students, earlier, also met the Minister of Education, Dr Hanif Hassan, who assured them of a prompt response in the matter.

A final verdict from the MoE and ADEZ is now awaited, according to one of the parents who is pursuing the matter with the MoE.

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