8 new schools to open in Dubai next year: KHDA

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The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai has announced that eight new schools will open in the emirate by 2020.

Creating over 13,000 new seats, the schools will provide parents with ample education choices ahead of the 2020-21 academic year, with the schools said to be opening in various areas of Dubai.

Mohammed Darwish, CEO of Permits and Compliance sector at Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), said, “The opening of eight new schools by 2020 will further strengthen Dubai’s private education sector and add to the wide variety of education 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.”

The schools opening this year are located in Al Twar 2, Al Qusais, Jumeirah Village Triangle, Al Quoz and Jebel Ali among other areas.

“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.

Five new schools opened for the 2019-20 academic year in Dubai, bringing the total number of private schools in the emirate to 211. Building on strong demand from parents for innovative education offerings is a primary focus for the KHDA over the coming years, with a view to home in on niche areas ranging from environmental education, sustainability and arts to innovation and technology.

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