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Dubai private-school population tops 200,000 for first time

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has said the pupil population in the emirate's private schools has topped 200,000 for the first time, The National has reported. The increase, which was calculated in the same year that the number of Dubai residents reached two million, was partially attributed to a declining desire for government education among Emiratis, KHDA said in its report. The total annual estimated gross revenue from all private schools in the emirate has been calculated at Dhs3.52bn, the report added.