Dubai school fees are not justified

School fees have increased by 40% on average in recent years. In 2012/13, fees were AED24,541 ($6,600 £4,900 €5,640), on average, and now they are AED34,552 (Dubai KHDA).

UAE school fees are the second highest in the world (HSBC). What great education do we get out of this? UAE ranks 48 out of 76 countries globally for school education (OECD). Just above Uruguay (nr. 49), where parents pay no school fees and below Romania (nr. 47), which also has a free-tuition system. 

It's no coincidence that Dubai ordered a freeze on private school fees for 2018/2019. Private schools, which are almost all schools in Dubai need to start putting education as priority nr. 1, instead of maximizing their profits.

When UAE parents pay the second highest school fees in the world, schools should deliver them the nr. 1 or nr. 2 spot in the world for education.

"Education is the most powerful weapon in the world which you can use to change the world" Nelson Mandela.

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