Dubai’s private schools’ witnesses highest enrolment this year

The total number of students that are attending Dubai private schools has topped the list for the first time with 300,000. A total of 303,262 students got enrolled in private schools in Dubai, which is up from 289,019 recorded in September 2021, which represents a growth of 4.9 percent.

The total number of students that are attending Dubai private schools has topped the list for the first time with 300,000. A total of 303,262 students got enrolled in private schools in Dubai, which is up from 289,019 recorded in September 2021, which represents a growth of 4.9 percent.

The Director-General of KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority), Dr Abdulla Al Karam, “Dubai’s private schools have always focused on growth and improvement, even during challenging times. The record number of students reflects the trust and confidence that families place in schools. We are grateful to educators, parents and students for being part of Dubai’s education community and for making the future of education together.”

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The rise in the number of students in private schools also reflects the growing attractiveness of Dubai as a lifestyle, business and investment destination, which has also encouraged families from all over the world to relocate themselves to the city.

As per a newly released data, United Kingdom curriculum schools (35 percent) remain the first choice for students, followed by the Indian curriculum ( 26 percent) and United States curriculum schools has the least favourite (16 percent).

Students that are studying in private schools represent a total of 187 nationalities, which also shows the extensive cultural diversity of the student community of emirates.

Presently, Dubai has 215 schools that are providing a choice of 18 curriculums.

Currently, Dubai is home to almost 34 international higher education institutes that have more than 600-degree programmes, with one in four students, or 28 percent, coming from outside the country.

The international higher education institutes of Dubai have reported a yearly enrolment growth of around 3.6 percent, with more than 29,000 students enrolled in university programmes.

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The number of students in private schools is expected to increase by the end of this year.

Tariq Saeed

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