The Ministry of Education and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai stressed that private schools do not charge any installments of the fees for the next academic year (2021/2020), except after the end of the current school year, and schools are not entitled to receive any sums of money for the new year except registration or repatriation fees Student registration only.
The ministry said in statements to «Emirates Today»: “The authorities concerned with private education in each of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah announced the possibility of recovering the parents of students for transportation and transportation fees related to private schools, in light of the current conditions in which all schools at the country level apply the learning system Remotely, as a precautionary measure, to limit the spread of the emerging corona virus (Covid 19) ».
She added: «With regard to the fees for the next academic year 2020/2021, the regulations stipulate the payment of registration fees only in advance, provided that private schools coordinate later with the students’ families to collect the remaining dues after the start of the school year, which is the procedure currently adopted and in normal circumstances.
The Ministry indicated that the tuition fees are separate from other fees, and it is necessary to pay them to schools, because they work to provide educational platforms and distance learning tools, and perform their usual duty to follow the student and develop his knowledge capabilities, as all private schools and educational staff are currently working to provide the best services to ensure Continuing the educational process and achieving the outputs.
For its part, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai stated that the school has the right to demand the families of students to pay insurance to renew their registration, to ensure that students get seats in the next academic year, stressing that the value of the insurance or re-registration fees should not exceed 5% or 500 dirhams (whichever Higher), and this amount is calculated from the school fees for the first semester.
In a statement to Emirates Today, the authority stated that private schools in the emirate have the right to collect re-registration fees for students at the start of the third semester that started today (Sunday), and this measure aims to facilitate the students ’families and give them enough time to make informed decisions in With regard to choosing their children's schools.
She stated that the framework for controlling school fees required the private schools in the emirate not to collect registration fees for current students in any of the private schools at a rate of more than 10% of the total school fees, and they could also open the door for registration on the date the school deems appropriate during the school year, Taking into consideration that re-registration fees are collected during the period approved by the authority.
In its response to questions from students on its website, the authority confirmed that the student’s guardian is not entitled to refund tuition fees premiums for the duration of distance learning, in addition to that the school is not entitled to impose additional fees on online learning resources and smart applications in the third semester, As all the school fees that the student's guardian must pay are included in the guardian’s and school’s contract, schools are not allowed to impose any additional fees on parents.
With regard to the fees for schools that start their new academic year (2021/2020) this month, the fees for the first semester therein are due at the beginning of this month, and schools can collect school fees in at least three batches, each of which is due at the beginning of the semester.