Private tutors warned

AL AIN — Engineer Nabil Salih Al Dhahry, Director-General of the Al Ain Educational Zone (AAEZ), has urged residents not to hire private tutors, who advertise in shops or place ads in newspapers, for their children.

By Lana Mahdi

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Published: Mon 26 Mar 2007, 9:39 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:09 AM

Al Dhahry said, “Private tuition has become a profitable business. A number of teachers are exploiting students who need help to cope with the vast syllabus by offering private tuition.”

Private tuition fees vary between Dh200 and Dh500 per subject, with some teachers earning over Dh7,000 per month from private tuition alone.

“Such high fees affect a family’s budget. Moreover, private tutors may not have the skills required for tackling any particular subject,” said Al Dhahry.

“We need radical changes in curricula to reduce the load on students, besides focusing on teachers’ performance and taking stringent measures against those who encourage private tuition,” Al Dhahry said.

The Ministry of Education has also cautioned teachers against taking up private tuition.

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