13,000 new places will be made available by September 2020
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced that eight new schools will open in Dubai by September 2020.
According to a report by WAM, over 13,000 new student slots will be made available, providing parents with more education choices for their children. Several schools will open this year, spread across Al Twar 2, Al Qusais, Jumeirah Village Triangle, Al Quoz, and Jebel Ali.
“The opening of eight new schools by 2020 will further strengthen Dubai’s private education sector and add to the wide variety of educational offerings available to parents. A total of five schools will welcome students from the new academic year this year and an additional three are expected to open next year,” said Mohammed Darwish, CEO of permits and compliance sector at KHDA.
The new schools will focus on niche areas ranging from environmental education, sustainability and arts, to innovation and technology, in line with demand from parents for innovative education offerings, the report said.
“Every new school adds to the variety on offer in Dubai and it empowers parents with choice. Dubai has seen a steady increase in the number of schools offering good or better quality education, with an increase from 38 in schools in 2008 to 119 this year,” added Darwish.