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Eight new schools are to open in Dubai by September 2020, it was announced on Tuesday.
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), in a press statement revealed that over 13,000 new seats will be made available, providing parents with more education choices for their children.
Mohammed Darwish, CEO of Permits and Compliance sector at 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 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."
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," Darwish added.
Building on strong demand from parents for innovative education offerings, newer schools focus on niche areas ranging from environmental education, sustainability and arts, to innovation and technology.
Dubai's continued growth in private education is reflected in the opening of 41 new schools over the last three years, showcasing investor confidence in the private educator sector.
Move to help employees to actively participate in their children's school activities during the first week of the academic term.
Most schools on Saturday announced they would be closed on Sunday due to the fluctuating weather conditions and their inability to receive students and teachers on the first day of the second semester, which was scheduled to start on Sunday at all UAE government and private schools that follow the Ministry of Education’s curriculum.
The Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, has announced the completion of construction works on the Mohamed bin Zayed School.
The decision comes a day after two cases of coronavirus were reported in Pakistan. Both the infected people had recently visited Iran, where the number of people affected by the virus has grown drastically in the past few days. Health officials have said both were "stable."
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A city in China's Hubei province, the epicentre of the global coronavirus epidemic, will pay residents as much as 10,000 yuan ($1,425.96) if they proactively report symptoms of the illness and it is confirmed after testing.
Qianjiang, a city of around one million people located about 150km from the stricken provincial capital of Wuhan, has reported a total of 197 cases so far and is stepping up efforts to ensure its infected people are confined and treated.