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Government plans timeline for payment of school fees
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012
Dubai: The Dubai government is to issue a timeline for the payment of school fees to help parents and administrators.
The initiative is designed to prevent problems with the mode and timing of fee payment experienced in recent years, according to a senior official from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
“As per the current regulations school fees are due and payable on the first day of the semester or the month,” said Mohammad Darwish, Chief of Regulation and Compliance Commission at the KHDA.
The move comes after reports that some schools are seeking fees a semester in advance, which is not allowed according to the current regulations.
Mode of payment and when the money is due is a much-debated issue and the KHDA’s recently-launched School Fees Framework is aimed at addressing and streamlining the process to benefit parents, students as well as school managements.
“The objective behind the development of a framework to regulate school fees is to protect the students and their parents as beneficiaries of educational services, as well as to provide a favourable environment for investors in the education sector and encourage them to improve the quality of education in the emirate of Dubai,” added Darwish.
By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter
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