Expat students exempt from overdue tuition fee
All expatriate students at Abu Dhabi public schools were exempted from overdue tuition fees for the past three years upon directives from the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
A total of 15,750 expatriate students in Abu Dhabi will be exempt from paying a total Dh192 million according to Sheikh Khalifa's generous initiative, Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) said in a statement.
The most recent generous initiative by Sheikh Khalifa aims to provide dignified life and stability for all residents of the UAE and to relieve their families of financial burdens ahead of the Eid El Fitr and the forthcoming new academic year as the government of the emirate of Abu Dhabi places education as a top priority and a pillar of development and growth as well as of the country's efforts to achieve excellence and put the UAE on par with advanced nations and promote creative competitiveness, Adec said.
Relieving the expatriate families of financial burdens will positively reflect on the community as they are part of the social fabric the preservation of which is among the government's high priorities, Adec noted.
The UAE nationals, the nationals of other GCC countries, children of UAE national women, children of diplomats, orphans sponsored by UAE nationals, families who already benefit from previous decrees issued by Sheikh Khalifa and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
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