Number of students attending poorly performing Indian and Pakistani schools in Dubai nearly double

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 08:00 hrs

The number of students attending poorly performing Indian curriculum schools has nearly doubled over the past four years in Dubai.

While 2,277 students attended unsatisfactory schools in 2009, as many as 4,121 students are now enrolled at such schools.

According to Gulf News, the worrying figures were revealed as the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) released results for the 2012-2013 inspection cycle at Indian and Pakistani schools in Dubai, on Monday.

The report found that there has also been no significant improvement in the overall performance of Indian schools.

Officials said that most schools rate themselves too high, as this stands in the way of coming up with plans to improve.

Results of the inspection conducted by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) have found that there was no significant change in the overall performance of Indian Curriculum schools from last year.

As only two Indian curriculum schools, Buds Public School and Little Flowers English school have improved from unsatisfactory to acceptable.

Out of the three Pakistani schools only Pakistan Education Academy moved up from unsatisfactory to acceptable, the other two remain unsatisfactory, the report said.

The schools that topped the charts this years are the same as the ones who did in the academic year 2011-2012, Dubai modern High School and The Indian High School were the only two schools to receive outstanding in both Pakistani and Indian Schools, the report added. (ANI)

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