Private schools in Dubai will now be allowed to increase the cap of the prevailing tuition fee after a gap of one academic year has passed. This decision was announced on Monday by the authorities.
The move was sanctioned by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, as the council meeting was held on Monday.
There are some intricacies in the new move, wherein underperforming schools will not be allowed to raise the fee. The schools will be evaluated based on the last government inspection cycle. The new framework is being implemented by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of Dubai.
Schools that are eligible can now raise the fee from 2.07% to 4.14%. However, the raise will be dictated by the individual school’s ratings. Schools that manage to retain their previous good ratings will be allowed to increase the fee at 2.07%. Schools whose ratings improved from very weak to weak to acceptable or good can raise the fee 4.14%. Meanwhile, schools whose rating improve from good to very good and good to outstanding can increase their fee by 3.6225% and 3.105%, respectively.