x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

4,000 Dubai students attend 'unsatisfactory' schools

KHDA announces inspection results of Indian and Pakistani schools. 

DUBAI // Some 4,000 Indian and Pakistani students attend unsatisfactory schools in Dubai, according to newly-released results of the education authority’s annual inspection.

Only three schools following the Indian curriculum have improved their overall ratings this year, according to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

In inspections that took place between October and December 2010, 11 schools were ranked ‘good’, seven were deemed ‘acceptable’ and three were rated ‘unsatisfactory’.

As was the case in 2010, no schools was ranked outstanding.

The results do not reflect much change in the rankings.

Last year, seven Indian schools were found to provide good education, 10 were satisfactory and three unsatisfactory.
While KHDA officials said most Indian schools had shown improvement in different areas of teaching, Arabic instruction remains weak.

In the emirate’s three Pakistani schools, KHDA officials said the standard has continued to deteriorate.

Reports on all three noted grave flaws in key areas, namely weak leadership and poor governance that has limited the pace of improvement.

In the first round of KHDA inspections two Pakistani schools were rated unsatisfactory while one schools was found to have acceptable standards. The schools did not manage to move up the ranks this year, and the KHDA reports have been echoed in dissatisfaction voiced by parents.

Full results will be announced by KHDA later today.

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