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Dubai: Municipality backtracks on “One Villa, One Family” rule

Dubai: Municipality backtracks on “One Villa, One Family” rule

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February 2, 2009 6:58 by


  1. Honest on February 2, 2009 8:14 am

    Is this a joke… Is this some kind of favor the school is doing by reducing by 10%… sad to see grownups doing such silly things..shame

  2. Raju on February 2, 2009 8:37 am

    Had heard of a case where villa was partitioned to allow 4 families and fees to that effect were taken by the municipality. Later denied and the person/company had to forego all the expenses and plans as ONE FAMILY : ONE VILLA was forcefully implemented. Radios were debating but the suthorities were adament and now we do not have enough people left ??? Greed knows no end and Human tragedy has no takers….

  3. shantisubra on February 2, 2009 9:20 am

    And u know what…………… he has been given Padmashri by GOI, for what? For amassing wealth and making fortune by opening school after school. Everything these days becoming commercial…………… Only making money by any means is the goal of these CEOs. I would suggest parents to immediately take their wards out of this school.

  4. steve on February 2, 2009 11:25 am

    If any of the present policy makers should read this, then please try not to define reduction using addition.

  5. ShiekhBling on February 2, 2009 11:36 am

    This is indeed a joke, I feel sorry for poor parents who are stuck with this profiteering, inhuman business enterprise which pretends to impart knowledge.

    If this is the knowledge school is trying to impart, I believe my child would be better off not going to any school at all. Some people obviously think that they can donate millions in a Govt sponsored project and get anything done from Govt.

    I am sure that one has to pay for all their deeds in one’s lifetime and law will catch up with this lawless businessmen par excellence.

    Congratulations to Padmashree Dino Varkey for this wonderful achievement paid for by parents.

  6. a merchant on February 2, 2009 11:38 am

    This is sheer arrogance and eploitation of the highest class.All the parents are in for revolt but are held back as no parents wants the children to suffer and disturb the child.How can a goverment honour and honour such people who have made the basic needs and wants of human being as their businesses ,assuming running businesslike,but that to without business ethics.The new campuus which they are building will be their personnel properties for personnel gains of their family.In the past Education Medication, were the past/hobbies of big business houses likeTATAS who use to devote their time,energy and monies to run schools,colleges and hospitals for the benefit of masses free of cost or minimum of fees.They never used to make bussiness or profit from institutioins.Here more often childrens are told to collect funds for their personnel gains.Here expatiate populaton is crusified.UAE govt. has prvided good public schools ,since most indian population want to follow indian syllabus dont attend this schools.Its high time the UAE goverment intrvene and bring this injustice to an end.

  7. Observer on February 2, 2009 12:19 pm

    I am surprised what is the Ministry of Education response to this. According to my knowledge, fee hikes are not supposed to exceed 20% over three years period provided the school demonstrates that there are strong reasons to increase the fee to that level. The rules to my understanding are clear and parents should not accept such hikes or simply take their kids from the school

  8. Obelix on February 2, 2009 12:55 pm

    This group will suck out the last drop of blood from the parents and overburden hopelessly underpaid teachers. There is rampant rascism in the schools over salaries.

    I guess this is the only way you can be a star contributor to Dubai Cares.

  9. Fedup on February 2, 2009 8:21 pm

    yes!! the greedy group who runs these schools never think about the cruelty they are doing to the parenta..and the millionair owner who sucks blood from the parents got Padmasree… In Dubai house prices are cruch is making the life hard..but this greedy group still not ready to cut down the fee…You know that they got powereful people behind to support…….Good luck to the parents


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