Education authorities in Abu Dhabi did not give any private schools the license to increase tuition fees
10 March 2021| Last updated on 10 March 2021
ADEK inspected 221 re-opened schools and 119 operational nurseries in February.
Students learning remotely for months, slashed incomes, and pending fees — parents who are struggling financially due to the global economic downturn might see paying school fees as a matter of concern.
What comes as great relief to many mums and dads in the capital, all private schools in Abu Dhabi will not be allowed to raise their tuition fees for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The decision was announced by the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) in a Khaleej Times article.
According to Arabic daily newspaper Al Ittihad, a few private institutions had submitted requests to raise their school fees. ADEK confirmed they have not granted any school in the capital the permission to hike fees.
Abu Dhabi is home to 222 schools and 230 nurseries, offering 14 different curricula to an estimated 250,000 students (both expat and national citizens) in the capital.
Last month on Valentine's Day, private schools private schools resumed in-class lessons and announced new precautionary measures for schools, including allowing maximum 30 students in one classroom at a given time.
ADEK added that they will conduct regular inspections in schools and nurseries to ensure staff and students are adhering to the rules.
By February 21, authorities held inspections at 221 schools and 119 nurseries that have reopened for in-class studies.