Free education in UAE: Registration begins for students in Abu Dhabi

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi Filed on March 4, 2021

Registration open for 17 Charter Schools in Abu Dhabi.

Registration has begun for new students wishing to enroll in seventeen government funded private schools and kindergartens in Abu Dhabi for the next academic year (2021-2022), authorities announced.

Thirteen of these American Curriculum schools are in Abu Dhabi, while four are in Al Ain. These schools provide education to students for free.

According to the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek), students must meet at least five conditions for admission to these Charter Schools. They include: residing in the vicinity of the school; being above the minimum age stipulated for admission to school; registration on specified dates, submission of registration documents on time, and fulfilling any other requirements as stipulated by Adek.

Adek said these schools, managed by three educational companies, are a partnership between the public and private sector and serves students in the kindergarten and first cycle stage. The companies were selected through a bidding process and based on their ability to follow best practices.

The opening of higher classes in these schools will help students’ progress seamlessly from lower classes.

Adek had earlier said the Charter Schools project aimed to create a sustainable educational model and a competitive learning environment.

The schools also provide a stimulating learning environment and innovative educational practices that help students reach for academic excellence.

The department had restricted enrollment to these schools to four categories of students - Emiratis, children of female Emiratis and those granted UAE citizenship through Royal Decrees, in addition to GCC citizens.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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