Increasing student enrollment in private schools in Dubai by 3.9%

8 new early childhood centers to enter service at the end of this year

  • The report highlights the promising opportunities within the early childhood sector and its potential for continued growth.

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    Abdullah Al Karam: "The private education system in Dubai has shown sufficient flexibility to adapt to various circumstances during the school year."

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The Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai revealed that eight new early childhood centers will start their activities in Dubai before the end of this year, joining the 169 early childhood centers currently operating in the emirate, accommodating 10,234 children, benefiting from about 12 diverse courses and approaches to teaching and learning.

In her periodic report, launched yesterday under the title "Education for All Seasons: Change and Flexibility in Early Childhood Centers, Schools and Training Institutes", in conjunction with the approaching end of the current academic year, she said that 75% of children enrolled in private early childhood centers in Dubai are from Their ages ranged between 24 and 36 months, while the percentage of children less than a year old was about 1%.

According to the report, most early childhood centers in Dubai apply the face-to-face learning model for children with a rate of 85%, compared to 14% for the hybrid learning model, and about 1% for the distance learning model.

The report pointed out that 77% of children benefit from education and care services for five days a week, compared to 16% for three days, and 4% for at least four days a week.

In accordance with the decision of the Executive Council, the authority is responsible for supervising the work of early childhood centers in the emirate, the quality of education and care it provides to children in early childhood, in addition to ensuring its compliance with the procedures and laws in force, and regulating licensing services of all kinds and forms.

Dr. Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of the authority, said: “The report reflects the importance of early childhood in the lives of children, as providing high-quality education and care services at this age is the basis for enhancing the quality of our lives as individuals and as a society, in line with Dubai’s position as a vital city that focuses on the future, and reinforce its orientations to be the best city for life and work in the world.”

Al Karam added: “The report highlights the promising opportunities within the early childhood sector and its ability to continue to grow.

We are grateful to all the early childhood centers that participated in this report, and we look forward to continuing to work together for the good of all children and families in Dubai.”

The report pointed out that private schools in Dubai have registered an increase in the number of students enrolled by 3.9% since the beginning of the current academic year. Dubai hosts 210 private schools, receiving 289,991 students.

The report highlighted Dubai's consolidation of its position as a preferred international and regional destination for training and professional development, as the 1,167 training institutions licensed by the authority offer more than 70,000 training courses accredited by the authority in various fields and specializations.

Al Karam explained that "the private education system in Dubai has shown sufficient flexibility to adapt to various circumstances and changes during the school year, especially in light of giving parents the freedom to choose between a distance learning model or face-to-face learning for their children. We are grateful for the parents’ trust in their children’s schools, as well as the government’s precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of students and the educational community.”

According to the report, 52% of students in private schools in Dubai are currently enrolled in schools that provide their students with the two models of face-to-face and hybrid education, while private schools in Dubai recorded that 86% of qualified school cadres received full doses of the “Covid-19” vaccine, and about 97% of school cadres eligible to receive the vaccine on a single dose by the beginning of this June.

The “Education for All Seasons” report tracks the developments of the private education sector in Dubai, as part of the authority’s initiative to launch quarterly reports aimed at providing information related to this important sector, and providing the educational community and those concerned with updates about it and systematic analyzes of interest to those in charge of the educational process periodically, based on the great care it pays Dubai Government data, as it is the backbone of accurate planning for the future.

• "Dubai enhances its position as a preferred destination for training and professional development, with a total of 1,167 institutions offering 70,000 courses."

• 77% of children benefit from education and care services 5 days a week.

• 169 centers in Dubai, accommodating 10,234 children, benefiting from 12 education pathways.

• 75% of the students of early childhood centers in Dubai... are between 24 and 36 months old.

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