Covid: ADEK rejects requests for school fees increase

Dhanusha Gokulan (Principal Correspondent)/Abu Dhabi Filed on March 9, 2021 | Last updated on March 11, 2021 at 10.14 am

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A total of 222 schools and 230 nurseries cater to 250,000 students in Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) confirmed that some private schools in the Emirate applied for permits in increase their tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. However, ADEK confirmed that no permits were issued for these requests.

The authority confirmed reports to Arabic daily Al Ittihad on Tuesday after a few private schools had submitted tuition hike requests. Adek said it had not granted any school in the Capital the licence to increase charges.

A total of 222 schools and 230 nurseries cater to 250,000 students in Abu Dhabi, offering 14 different curricula. Last month, the authority resumed in-person classes and announced reforms that allowed a maximum of 30 students in a classroom as part of its Covid-19 prevention protocols. As schools throughout Abu Dhabi continue to reopen, Adek announced on February 20 that it will continue regular inspections of all schools and nurseries.

As on February 21, Adek has conducted inspections at 221 schools that have reopened for in-classroom education and 119 operational nurseries.


Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for over ten years. For Khaleej Times, she covers NRI affairs, civil aviation, and immigration issues among other things. She completed her BA in Journalism, Economics and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008 and is currently pursuing her MA in Leadership and Innovation in Contemporary Media at the American University in Dubai. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves food, and is mom to an over-enthusiastic Labrador retriever. Tweet at her @shootsprintrite.

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