Dubai-based investor in education plans to open Gems World Academy next year for hundreds of Etoy students in the canton of Vaud. The school will teach mostly in English the children of international workers in the Lake Geneva region. Gems Education, the largest owner of private schools in the world, pride itself on having classy educational and sporting facilities. Its first school in continental Europe will be the Etoy school in Switzerland.
Dubai based GEMS Education, has announced plans to open ten new private schools in the UAE over the next two years to meet growing demand and the quality targets set by the local authorities within the UAE. The schools will have British, Indian, International Baccalaureate, American and dual curriculums and will include a range of different fee levels. The company will also establish a Leadership Academy and Teacher Training Centre in Dubai.
GEMS students from British Curriculum schools in the UAE have outperformed their counterparts in England in the IGCSE/GCSE and A-Level Examinations for 2012 by up to 20 percentage points. Read more
100 GEMS students represented the UAE against 1000 high achieving students from schools around the world and have excelled in a number of categories, in this year’s World Scholar’s Cup – Global Round, Bangkok.
The students from Cambridge International School, Dubai Modern High School, GEMS Wellington Academy, GEMS World Academy, Jumeirah College, GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai, Our Own High School, Al Warqa’a and Winchester School, Jebel Ali did exceptionally well, with many placing in the top 3 in their respective categories. Read more
GEMS Education educates more than 100,000 students who represent more than 150 nationalities
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to name philanthropist, educator and entrepreneur Sunny Varkey as a Goodwill Ambassador for Education Partnerships.
Mr. Varkey, founder and chairman of GEMS Education, will be recognized for “his contribution to forging innovative public-private partnerships to ensure that underprivileged children across the world receive a good quality education,” according to a news release issued by UNESCO.
The son of Indian expatriates who moved to Dubai in 1959, Mr. Varkey took over the management of his parents’ school in 1980 and transformed the family-run institution into a multinational company. Today, GEMS Education educates more than 100,000 students who represent more than 150 nationalities. Read more
The Middle East CEO of the Year Awards was presented on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at a high-profile awards ceremony at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, UAE. Organized by the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, these awards recognized some of the region’s most outstanding leaders of business and government organizations. Read more
Dubai-based, GEMS Education is reportedly planning to set up more private schools in the United Kingdom. The company claims that it can offer the same, if not better, quality education as top public academic facilities in the country but for much lower price.
The well known in Dubai operator intends to open six day schools for boys and girls aged three to 18 in different towns and cities across the country over the next two years.
The company plans to charge parents similar fees as in Dubai, in the range from £8,000 (AED46,500) to £12,000 (AED70,000) a year, reports an UK-based newspaper. These prices are said to be lower than the price of some of the country’s leading public schools.
Education in the UK is extremely overpriced, while the quality of it is slowly deteriorating in comparison to education in the United States, according to a number of statistics and research studies published lately. Read more
World Renowned Harvard lecturer and author, Dr. Karen Mapp in the U.A.E. to launch new GEMS Parental Engagement Campaign
World renowned author, educational expert and Harvard University lecturer, Dr. Karen Mapp says children in families who are into learning at home do much better in school, and in life in general.
“What we know from the research is that students get better grades, and have a more positive attitude and approach to learning new things when parents engage in learning with them at home,” said Dr. Mapp. Read more
- University of Cambridge International examinations ‘Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards’
From the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), the awards recognise the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school students across the world in different regions. Read more
- Team UAE placed fifth out of 48 participants at tournament
- GEMS Student receives internship with Barack Obama
GEMS Education, the world’s largest kindergarten to grade 12 education provider, recently participated at ‘The World Schools Debating Championships 2011’, the most prestigious school-level debate tournament in the world. Held in Dundee, Scotland, from August 16th– 26th a team of five students from GEMS Schools represented the UAE and ranked fifth place out of 48 schools at the tournament. One of the team members, Raseesa Munshi of Wellington International School, received the opportunity of a lifetime with an internship for the President of the Unites States, Barack Obama, following her debating success at the tournament. Read more