Seven private schools in Dubai closed
By Rizwan Khatik - Fri Feb 03, 2:03 pm
Dubai: As many parents in Dubai are rushing to secure school admissions for their children for the upcoming academic year, officials disclosed that as many as seven private schools have shut down operations during the past three years.
Decisions to close down schools have been taken by individual managements but the launch of school inspections by education authorities in Dubai has been instrumental in creating greater quality consciousness as more and more parents choose to enrol their children in better schools. Officials said the appraisals put poor-performing schools out of business, forcing them to shut down.
“Seven private schools closed down over the past three years. These closures were connected with the quality reports issued by Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau [DSIB] because it is the ‘unsatisfactory’ performance of the school and the lack of competitiveness of these schools that led to a decline in the student enrolment figures,” Mohammad Darwish, chief of the Regulations and Compliance Commission at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said.