The Ministry of Education approved 38 schools in Qatar to raise their fees in the upcoming school year by up to 15 per cent.
27 February 2017| Last updated on 14 June 2017
The Ministry of Education released a list of 38 schools and nurseries that have been approved, including ACS Doha, MES Indian School and Doha College (West Bay).
Originally, a total of 127 schools and nurseries made requests to increase their fees and 70 per cent of them were denied.
For those approved, the fees will be increased between 1 and 15 per cent. There are six nurseries that were given approval for the maximum of 15 per cent.
For the others:
- 1 KG by 1%
- 14 KGs and schools by 3%
- 1 KG and 1 school by 4%
- 1 KG by 5%
- 1 school by 6.6%
- 2 schools by 7%
- 4 schools by 8%
- 1 school by 9%
- 3 KGs by 10%
- 4 KGs by 11%, 12%, 14%
The Ministry provided the list of schools and announced the numbers but didn’t specify which schools or nurseries the increases belonged to.
Last year, 55 schools were approved for fees increases between 2 to 7 per cent. The reason given at the time was that it was necessary in order to keep the salaries of teachers in line with the inflation rate and rising costs of accommodation.
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As of late, rent costs have been dropping in the country and the same for inflation. Therefore, no clear reason was given for this year’s increases.