Dubai: The UAE educational authority has banned Emirati pupils from attending private schools with weak or very weak ratings.
The Ministry of Education said that it prohibited Emiratis from registering with 47 underperforming schools across the northern emirates.
The ministry also informed parents that they should stop registering their children in these schools, and urged them to look at other schools for the academic year 2018/2019.
During a telephone call on the Direct Line programme, broadcast live by Sharjah Radio, His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, said he is transferring the supervision of private schools in the emirate to a local body comprising international education experts.
Dr Shaikh Sultan pointed out that the authority will supervise and improve all aspects of the educational process in private schools in the emirate.
“I would like to assure the school owners and parents in Sharjah that we will take good care of your children. We have been working on this projects for the past four to five months, and the necessary steps have been taken in this regard, he added.
47 private schools
The list of schools Emirati pupils are not allowed to register for the academic year 2018/2019 include:
Al Resalah American International Private School
Sharjah Public Private School & Kindergarten
Al Amana Private School
Al Mawahib Private School
Al Mustaqbal International Private School
Al Shola Private School – Branch
English School of Kalba
Modern American International Private School
Al Dhia Al Ilmiyah Private School
Al Rushed American Private School
Wesgreen International Private School – Branch
Far Eastern Private School
Al Jeal Al Jaded Private School
Khorfakkan Private School
Al Kamal American Private School branch 2 – Halwan
Al Qimma Private School
Al Kamal American Private School
Al Shaima Private School
Happy Home Private English School
Al Wahda Private School
Salman Al Farsy Private School
Nibras Al Iman Private School
Al Kamal American International Private School – Branch
Al Resalah Private School of Science
Al Aqsa Private School
Noaymia Private School
Ajman Private School
Al Rashidiya Private Scool
Avalon Heights World Private School
Al Hikmah Private School Masfout
The Bloomington Academy Private School
Deans International Private School
Ajman Modern Private School
Umm Alqura Private School
Umm Al Quwain
Elite American Private School
Dar Al Salam Private School