Aiming to transfer experiences and provide more parental choices
UAE: According to the Vice-President, 28 public schools in the UAE would be outsourced to “experienced professionals” in the private sector for three years.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, stated in a tweet that the initiative’s goal was to share experiences and provide more options to parents.
This occurred when the UAE Cabinet approved the Al Ajyal Schools’ operational model.
The approach, which was unveiled last year, combines the official curriculum of the UAE with American education. The American curriculum will be used for disciplines like mathematics, physics, and others, but Arabic language, Islamic education, moral education, and social studies will be directly supervised by the UAE Schools Establishment.
Also, it was declared at the time that the government would assist students enrolled in Ajyal Schools by paying for “all running expenditures” and their tuition.
Last year, the approach has been implemented in ten schools. Eight new schools will use the concept in the following academic year, bringing the total to 18, according to Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technologies, who announced on Twitter. In the academic year 2024–2025, ten additional schools will be added.
Under the direction of the UAE Schools Establishment, it is run by three independent companies, Taaleem, Bloom, and Aldar Education.
The schools accept applications from Emirati students and kids with Emirati mothers.
The UAE Government approved the schedule for public and private schools for the upcoming three academic years (2023-24, 2024-25, 2025-26). According to the decision, there must be at least 182 school days in each school year.