Abu Dhabi’s education authorities have suspended registration of new students at 24 private schools in the emirate after they were found to be lagging behind.
Repeated visits by education inspectors showed that the schools were still not performing well despite warnings by the inspectors.
“We have started punitive measures against these schools for their low performance. These measures are intended to preserve the rights of students,” said Ali Al Nuaimi, director general of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec).
“We will take all measures and arrangements against any school that shows poor, very poor or unsatisfactory performance in our evaluation results.”
He said those schools have been warned about their poor performance but have not taken measures to redress their position.
“This has prompted us to take punitive measures against them. We have suspended registration of students at those schools until they show improvement in performance,” he told the Dubai-based 'Emarat Al Youm' daily.