No fee increase in Dubai schools for next academic year

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Private schools in Dubai will not be increasing tuition fees for the 2021-22 academic year.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said the decision is in response to the annual Education Cost Index (ECI), which measures changes in the costs of running a school.

The ECI for this year stands at -2.58 per cent.

It's the second consecutive year that the fees for Dubai schools have remained steady.

The Education Cost Index and the Fee Framework were developed in 2012 in collaboration with Dubai Government entities, including Dubai Statistics Centre, Department of Economic Development and Dubai Chamber of Commerce, among others.

Dubai’s private school sector demonstrated its resilience and growth potential with student enrolment increasing by 2.6 per cent in the last three months, as per the latest education landscape report released by the KHDA.

Twenty five new schools opened in the emirate over the past three years, taking the total number of private schools to 210.

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