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Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent
Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management International (BEAM), which operates the International School of Creative Science (ISCS) and American School of Creative Science (ASCS) schools in Dubai and Sharjah, has reached out to parents with a series of financial relief measures to support them during the current crisis.
Tuition fees for Term 3 will be discounted by 20% across all grade and year groups with the rebate automatically processed as a credit towards the 2020/21 Term 1 tuition costs.
In addition, there will be a full reimbursement of all fees related to transportation, examination and extra-curricular activities
Further, for Dubai campuses, there will be a sharp reduction in renewal fees to a fixed fee of Dhs500 per student for a limited period. The schools will also allow parents to settle all bills with credit cards to help them benefit from UAE banks that are offering zero-cost, easy monthly payment plans on education transactions.
The Ras Al Khaimah Academy (RAKA) is also offering a 20% discount on third-term fees to support them while their children study from home, as part of the precautionary measures taken to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Additionally, RAKA revealed it will be refunding all non-academic third-term fees, such as transportation and canteen charges. Parents can choose to defer the discount and the refund of the non-academic fees to Term 1 2020.
Ajman University (AU) has also approved scholarships up to 40% on tuition fees in the first term for British, Indian and Pakistani high school graduates. Up to 50% scholarships have been granted to AU graduates, their wives and husbands in graduate programmes, spanning professional diploma, Master’s and PhD programmes.
Scholarships up to 10% have been approved for the children of AU graduates, their wives, and husbands in undergraduate programmes. Scholarships up to 20% have been approved for AU relatives, including their fathers, mothers, and siblings.
Popular spots such as the Buhairah Corniche and Sharjah beach saw people capitalising on the opportunity that the change in weather gave.
The Department on Thursday issued an administrative decision regarding the temporary ban of serving “shisha”, calling on owners of establishments operating in the emirate to immediately stop this service until further notice.
Canadian University Dubai (CUD), one of the top ten universities in the UAE (according to 2019 QS Arab Region University Rankings), has announced a 30 per cent reduction in fees for both new and returning students, to help distressed parents during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) hosted an online Arabic seminar in cooperation with the Association of Arab Universities (AARU). The webinar served as a strategic platform for introducing faculty members of Arab universities, which are also members of the Association of Arab Universities (AARU), to the salient features of the HBMSU’s mission to establish a culture of smart learning and distance learning as an effective tool for investing in youth to raise them as future leaders.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill held a fiery media conference in which he lashed out at Shirazi for criticising the government’s economic policies in her article.
Sheikh Mohammed exchanged cordial conversations with Simonyte about the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to advance economic relations towards a new stage that achieves the interests of the two countries and their development aspirations in various fields of common interest, foremost of which are the sectors of advanced technology, innovation, and renewable energy.
This was announced by the Seismology Department of the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), which monitors earthquake activities in the United Arab Emirates.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied during the visit by his sons, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.