Dubai to set up a new schools group to enhance quality of education

A new schools group is being formed in Dubai to enhance the quality of education offered to the Emiratis and residents and help train students for university abroad. The information was disclosed on Friday, 29 April.

A new schools group is being formed in Dubai to enhance the quality of education offered to the Emiratis and residents and help train students for university abroad. The information was disclosed on Friday, 29 April.

Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, has passed a law to set up the Rashid and Latifa Schools Establishment to increase the quality of education provided to residents and citizens attending schools of the establishment, said sources.

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The recent establishment will further be responsible for the Latifa School for Girls and the Rashid School for boys, which are presently overlooked in Dubai by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority. Rashid School for Boys will be reopening by next year.

It will further strive to entice highly qualified teachers and to promote the education sector of Dubai. Latifa School for Girls and Rashid School for Boys are two of the oldest schools in Dubai and are located in Nad Al Sheba.

Presently, both are closed for major renovations and are scheduled to reopen next year.

Latifa School opened in 1982 and provided the British curriculum as well as the Arabic and Islamic curriculum authorised by the UAE Ministry of Education.

Rashid School was established in 1986, was a secondary school till 2003 then, it built an elementary section to expand the boundaries of the school.

The establishment will also develop its own schools in the UAE and abroad, either on its own or via a collaboration with the private sector.

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The officials said the Latifa and Rashid Schools Establishment would be tasked with enhancing and implementing educational programmes up to a secondary level.

It will further provide degrees to students who will finish accredited educational programmes.

The old staff from both these schools will be transferred to the new establishment on its reopening.

Tariq Saeed

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