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Infographics: 27 new schools by 2016 due to student growth in Dubai

The 2014/2015 academic year saw a 4.7 per cent growth in enrollments since the previous year

With the number of school students doubling in the last ten years, Dubai’s schools are set to see even more growth as the population is expected to double by 2020. To accommodate the newcomers, 27 new private schools are set to open in Dubai by September 2016, with school fees ranging from AED1,725 to AED98,649 per year.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced that there will be more than 196 private institutions with a capacity for 341,000 students in the emirate by 2017.

Currently, there are 169 private schools, which are home to 255,208 students. The 2014/2015 academic year saw a 4.7 per cent growth in enrollments since 2013/2014.

The positive growth of Dubai’s private school sector has been an ongoing trend with 11 new schools opening last year. Today, there are a total of 37,093 total available places at school.

Source: Knowledge and Human Development Authority official website

With the growing population in Dubai, the country’s goal is to have 360,000 seats by 2020.

Source: Knowledge and Human Development Authority official website

Currently, 87 per cent of the total seats available in Dubai’s private schools are occupied by students.

In the higher education sector, there are now 59,801 students enrolled at 56 institutions in Dubai, which represents a 13.7 per cent increase from the previous academic year.

Amongst the schools that will be opening are German International School Dubai, Dubai British School Jumeirah Park, Ranches Primary School (UK) and St. Mary Catholic High School.

Later this year, the KHDA will share a list of the schools that would be opening by 2016/2017.