5 days left for Emirati students to register

5 days left for Emirati students to register
Adec official says public school fees in the emirate will remain Dh6,000 for the year. - File photo used for illustrative purpose

Abu Dhabi - Deadline for registration in Abu Dhabi public schools is March 17, says Adec.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 12 Mar 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 13 Mar 2016, 5:12 PM

UAE nationals have less than a week to register their children in a public school in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) opened registration for Emirati students in public schools on February 21, the deadline being March 17.
"As many as 7,191 students have been registered across Abu Dhabi public schools for the 2016-2017 school year," said Mohammad Salem Al Dhaheri, Adec's Executive Director of School Operations.
Non-Emirati students, either high achievers, holders of diplomatic ID cards, orphans or those born of a UAE mother and a different nationality father, may also apply for a public school if they meet certain terms and conditions, and if the school has available seats. For them, the registration period is March 13-19.
Al Dhaheri explained that keeping registration deadlines helps Adec to develop the appropriate plans for the next school year and determine the necessary educational needs and requirements.
According to him, public school fees in the emirate remain the same this year, Dh6,000 per student per year.Adec has adopted an electronic process for enrolments that allows parents to save time and effort, while minimising the need to use paperwork. Also, if the chosen school has reached full capacity, the system will pick up the nearest available public school.
"Parents of Emirati students and those who are treated alike need to visit schools to register their children using a student's Emirates ID card," said Al Dhaheri. Once that is done, the rest is an online process. Non-Emirati students may register for KG to Grade 12 if their UAE mothers hold a family book, if they have a diplomatic ID card issued by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs or if they are orphans sponsored by a UAE citizen provided that the sponsor and the guardian is the same person.
In the case of non-Emirati top achieving students wishing to enrol at Adec public schools, Grade one to 12, they are required to attach passing certificate of the previous grade for enrolling in Grade two to 10.

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