Progress of Dubai’s private schools at standstill
According to the report, twelve schools were rated ‘outstanding’, of which nine are UK-curriculum schools, two offer Indian curriculum and one offers a curriculum based on US standards. Read more
Student achievement in 2011 Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is higher than in 2007, Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced. The scores place Dubai highest among Middle Eastern countries. Read more
Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has released an Academic Plan Guide to assist prospective investors to open private schools in Dubai.
Announced to coincide with the Education Investment MENA conference held on October 8-10, the guide sets out the criteria by which KHDA evaluates applications from potential private school operators. Read more
Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority ‘KHDA’ has signed a strategic partnership agreement with International Baccalaureate ‘IB’ to support the growth of IB schools in Dubai. As part of the strategic partnership, IB representatives will accompany Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau ‘DSIB’ inspectors during their visits to IB schools.
They will ensure that DSIB inspectors are kept up-to-date with IB curriculum developments, as well as assure schools that inspection judgements are accurate. Read more
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) released latest guidelines which indicate that schools in Dubai should focus more on developing pupils’ personalities and social skills. In addition, education for special needs children should become a priority.
College leads the way for higher education institutes
Emirates Aviation College (EAC), the institution of choice for higher education in Aviation Studies, has received attestation of its programmes from Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), the regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai which supports schools, universities, training institutes and other human resource sectors. Announced in June 2012, Law 8 ensures that graduates of EAC’s programmes are able to use their qualifications for all purposes in Dubai’s public and private sectors. Read more
“You spoke, we listened.” That was the message from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) today as it launched the third Annual Report of school inspections in Dubai.
The Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) inspected 79 public schools and 136 private schools between October 2010 and April 2011. The inspectors visited around 16,000 classes and conducted some 2,400 interviews with students and staff, as well as giving every parent the opportunity to answer an online survey. Read more