School operator to open ten new private schools in UAE

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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.


The new, state of the art education facilities will incorporate 21st century design and sustainability features, and will be facilities that can be adapted as education delivery changes in the future.

Group Senior Director of GEMS Education, Margaret Atack said: “The schools will provide brilliant learning environments that spark excitement, inspire curiosity and motivate students to achieve beyond their expectations. High standards of academic attainment are achieved in all of our GEMS schools as students engage in interactive multi-media, advanced teaching pedagogy and collaborative learning.”

Bringing together national and international educational expertise, GEMS’ team of world-renowned educators delivers global best practices in teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment, student well–being and leadership. The GEMS Education team has a record of success and has excelled in education reform and cutting-edge instruction. GEMS Education continually monitors the education sector and leads the market in identifying opportunities and new growth areas.

Executive Director of GEMS Education, Dino Varkey said, “With continued global demand for quality education GEMS Education is implementing a long-term growth strategy. This will involve the expansion of capacity across all our curricula and price points in the UAE, an increased focus on new schools and partnerships across the GCC and expansion globally in those markets with very positive underlying demand dynamics for a broad range of private education models.”

The company will continue to support governments through its consultancy arm, GEMS Education Solutions, which provides strategy, consulting and programme implementation across the education sector in order to achieve transformation across school and tertiary sectors.

“GEMS, with its long history in providing quality education and its depth of educational and management resources, is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities in the Education sector and is attracting global partners in support of its expansion strategy,” Mr. Varkey concluded.

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