Parents shocked as Dubai’s Delhi Private School closes down

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Delhi Private School Academy in Silicon Oasis, Dubai has confirmed that it will shut down on March 31, 2017, after the completion of the 2016/17 Indian academic year.

According to Khaleej Times, students and parents were informed of the closure at a management meeting earlier in the week.

The school which opened in 2013 got an acceptable rating from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

It has the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) curriculum which is available only in three other schools — Gems Modern Academy (GMA), Ambassador School and JSS International School.

The affected students will have two weeks to decide if they want to accept places at the two remaining Delhi Private School (DPS) branches in Sharjah and Jebel Ali, Which School Advisor website says.

But this option is not good enough for the parents as the two schools in the options follow a different curriculum than the one at Silicon Oasis and the students will have a tough time adjusting.

According to Gulf News, parents complain of financial losses and emotional trauma as they had no idea the school was about to close.

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The KHDA rule says if a child has attended more than two weeks of school in a term, the school stands to gain the fee for that month.

– Published on: 20 October 2016

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