Education in the UAE
The UAE has just set up a new council to upgrade education in the country, after educational authorities in Dubai gave schools in the city a bad report card.
June 8, 2009 6:20 by kippreport
Bad report card
The Annual Report 2009 was published by the DSIB in May 2009, and gave an overview of 189 schools in Dubai, both public and private, which were inspected between October 2008 and April 2009. It found that four out of every 10 schools are good or outstanding, but that more than 20,000 students attend schools that provide an unsatisfactory education.
The report revealed that some schools – both public and private – are still using physical punishment to discipline students. It also said that there was no consistency in teaching methods, no active learning in subjects such as English, mathematics and science, and that some schools still lacked technology and access to learning resources.
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