May 21, 2009
At Dubai American Academy we work hard to ensure that your children get the high quality education that they deserve. As you can imagine, this effort requires continuous investment.
For the last few years we have been investing in our school’s programs and resources and working to continually improve campus facilities. Recent investments include Promethean Boards in each classroom and other new IT resources, the elementary swimming pool, and the cafeteria renovation. We have made these improvements whilst also absorbing significant rises in operational costs caused by inflation, as past permitted tuition increases have been too low to cover our costs. Understandably, there is a limit to how many increases in costs we can absorb.
Private education in Dubai is price regulated and our regulator, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, decides when schools can increase fees and by how much. In January of 2009, DAA was inspected by the KHDA. The outcomes of inspections are being used by the authority to set a transparent framework of fee increases for fee-paying schools in Dubai.
As you probably know, DAA was judged to be “GOOD” by the KHDA, which has now given us permission to raise our fees by 12% in grades KG1 through 12. This increase will be payable from the start of the new academic year in August. The new annual tuition rates for 2009-2010 are:
Pre K 15,740 AED
KG1 17,630 AED
KG2 46,300 AED
Grades 1-12 65,270 AED
istiqlal wrote:Does the KHDA classification give RIGHT to schools to hike up the already expensive education systems in DUBAI?
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