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IB eliminates $172 fee for registration of students

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi Filed on August 1, 2019 | Last updated on August 1, 2019 at 08.03 am
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It was in 1992 that a UAE school first adopted IB curriculum.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) organisation has scrapped the candidate registration fee of $172 (Dh630) effective the November 2019 exams, a top official said.

Dr Siva Kumari, director-general of IB, said the cost of assessment had to be revisited and will make it more affordable for students and schools to take additional exams or pursue full diploma programme.

"We know the world today needs IB more than ever. So there will be no candidate registration fee of $172," she announced at a global conference.

The IB was founded in 1968 and at present the curriculum is followed by 5,000 schools worldwide in over 150 countries. The IB offers education for students from age 3 to 19 years, comprising of four programmes that aims to help students to think critically and independently. The primary years programme is for children aged 3 to 12 years, the middle years programme for students aged 11 to 16 years, and the diploma programme and career-related programme for students aged 16 to 19 respectively.

It was in 1992 that a UAE school first adopted IB curriculum. As at now, 48 schools across the UAE offer one or more of the four IB programmes and are known as IB World Schools.

Ashwani Kumar

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