Abu Dhabi is gearing up to welcome nine new charter schools in the academic year 2022-2023, thereby providing 12,000 additional seats to students. Once the new academic session begins, these schools will provide classes from kindergarten to Cycle 3. Furthermore, opening these nine schools will create more employment opportunities for Emirates.
Charter schools follow the public-private model where the government helps to build the infrastructure. Meanwhile, a private partner manages the school affairs. Local Emirati students who live in the neighbourhood of a charter school need not pay any school fees.
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Currently. Abu Dhabi contains 15 charter schools, followed by Al Ain, with 7 schools. The charter schools follow the curriculum set by the UAE Ministry of Education. Therefore, you’d have to study:
The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge’s public-private model for charter schools has received a lot of praise from the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed.
According to statistics, 93% of students in charter schools have seen significant improvement in academics. Abu Dhabi has also announced to build three new charter schools in Zayed City that will accommodate 5,360 students.