Abu Dhabi fee hike: Which schools allowed

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) announced they have allowed nine schools to increase their fees for the academic year 2013-14.

The schools are Model Private School, Darul Huda Private School, Al Ittihad National Private School, Al Sanawbar Private School, Al Worood Academy Private School, Goodwill Children, Liwa International School, Rosary School and Ibn Khaldoon Islamic Private School.

Some offer Indian curriculum, while the others offer British, American and MOE.

The education regulatory allowed schools to increase either tuition or transport fee.

The percentage increase for tuition fee lies between 5 per cent and 25 per cent, while for transport, it is between 20 per cent and 66 per cent.

There has been no increase marked for prices of textbooks and uniform.

The emirate has 185 schools (this includes Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Western Region).

A few days ago, Adec had stepped in to revoke a fee hike by a private British school that it had not approved.

The British International School Abu Dhabi (BISAD) stated that the 5 per cent increase in fees for the academic year 2013-14 was communicated to Adec.

This was reportedly disputed by the regulatory board, which later ordered the school to refund the parents.






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