UAE: Sheikh Mohammed announces formation of Rashid and Latifa Schools Establishment

Institution is tasked with developing and implementing educational programmes up to secondary level



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Published: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 3:47 PM

Last updated: Fri 29 Apr 2022, 7:34 PM

A new law has been issued in the UAE for the formation of Rashid and Latifa Schools Establishment which will assume all responsibilities and functions of the Rashid School for Boys and the Latifa School for Girls, which are currently being overseen by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai has issued Law No. (11) of 2022 for the formation of the school’s Establishment, which will enhance the quality of education provided to citizens and residents attending schools that are part of the Rashid and Latifa Schools Establishment.

The Rashid and Latifa Schools Establishment also seeks to prepare students for university admission locally or abroad by providing the highest quality of education, and it would take charge of both schools’ assets and liabilities.

Furthermore, all faculty members and staff from the two schools will be transferred to the Establishment without any change to their rights.

According to the Law, the Establishment is tasked with developing and implementing educational programmes up to the secondary level, in accordance with various accredited curricula in the country. It would also provide degrees to students who complete accredited educational programmes.

It is also tasked with attracting highly qualified teachers and signing Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with educational entities in Dubai and outside the country to promote the education sector in Dubai.

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In addition, the law stipulates that the Establishment will work to enhance the quality of education provided to students. It would also establish its own schools in the Emirates or abroad, either on its own or through a partnership with the private sector.

The Law also outlines the organisational structure of the Establishment, which includes the boards of trustees and the executive team.

The board of trustees of the Rashid and Latifa Schools Establishment will issue decisions to implement this law. It annuls any other legislation that may contradict it and is effective from its date of publication in the Official Gazette.


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