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Leaked papers: No re-examination for NRI students, confirms CBSE

India’s Ministry of Human Resources and Development has announced that there is no evidence of any leakage of examination papers outside India and as a result there will not be any re-examination for NRI students pursuing studies at CBSE-affiliated schools outside India. “Our information is that there is no leak outside India, so there will be no re-exams outside India,” Education Secretary Anil Swarup IAS said. As per to the latest information, Class 10 Maths re-test is expected to be held in July while Class 12 Economics exam will be conducted on April 25. The exams were cancelled after reports question paper leak emerged from Delhi. No evidence of paper leakage outside India The official said that there were no pan-India leakage nor there was any evidence of paper leakage outside India. “Regarding Class 10th re examination, as leak was restricted to Delhi and Haryana, if at all a re-exam…

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Choosing the right school for children : 10 Tips for NRI parents

Though there are many reputed Indian schools in all Gulf countries, there are lot of factors a parent should consider while searching for the ideal school for children. The school should not only offer quality education but should also ensure the all-round personality development by encouraging the children to participate actively in various extracurricular activities. Needless to say, you would also like your child to be connected with his Indian roots. So, there should be a strong emphasis on helping the child grow as an independent citizen who is intellectually proficient, smart, creative and is connected this Indian roots while respecting global culture. Here are a few things to look for: 1. Consider the cost Education is an expensive affair in the Middle East. However you should be able to fix a budget on how much you can afford to spend. Ask yourself if you can afford the tuition fee if your child is accepted…

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Parents shocked as Dubai’s Delhi Private School closes down

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…

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Qatar, UAE students excel in CBSE Class X results

The Central Board of Secondary Examinations (CBSE) Class X results were announced on Saturday with most Gulf-based Indian schools registering 100 percent pass percentage and a high number of students with good grades. UAE Several Indian schools in the UAE have achieved 100 per cent pass rates. A total of 1,491,293 students appeared for class 10 examination this year, an increase of about 8.5 per cent over last year, including more than 3,000 students from the UAE. This year 96.21 per cent of students passed, down from 97.32 per cent who passed last year. Once again, girls scored higher with an average score of 96.36 per cent while boys averaged 96.11 per cent. Topping the grading system with A1 in all five subjects, 168,541 students who scored a full CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 10 points, 85,316 of whom are boys and 83,225 are girls. In Dubai, the Indian…

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Ramadan timings for Dubai schools announced

Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has instructed all private schools in Dubai to shorten school timings during the holy month of Ramadan. Not exceeding five hours Mohammed Darwish, Chief of Regulations & Permits Commission (RPC) at KHDA said: “Schools should ensure that the total hours for students do not exceed five hours duration per day.” “The school day during Ramadan will start between 8:00 to 8:30 am and finish between 1:00 to 1:30 pm with shorter breaks as required.” The decision to reduce school hours has been taken in consultation with parents and principals, to ensure Muslim students are fully supported to meet their academic expectations while fasting, 7Days.ae reported. Schools have also been instructed to exempt fasting students from physical exercise (PE) classes or any other demanding physical activities. Additionally, fasting students are prohibited from exposure to heat to avoid the risk of exhaustion and dehydration. Out of…

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UAE to soon introduce licensing system for teachers

UAE will soon introduce a licensing system for teachers whereby almost every teacher will have to take a training course, pass a test and obtain a teaching licence. The new regime, similar to licensing for doctors and healthcare professionals, is expected to be introduced next year and fully implemented by 2021, The National has reported. Teachers are already required to have at least a bachelor’s or equivalent university degree. Once implemented, all expatriate and Emirati teachers at both public and private schools will be required to register for a course and complete a test to qualify for the licence. New system to be implemented in five years “The new system will be implemented over five years such that all teachers will be licensed by 2021, in line with the requirements of the UAE National Agenda,” said Dr Thani Al Mehairi, director general of National Qualifications Authority (NQA). “Under the proposals, schoolteachers, vice-principals,…

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GEMS Education sets aside 4% of its seats for non-fee paying students

GEMS Education has announced its support to the Dubai Awqaf & Endowment vision by setting aside 4 percent of its school seats to students who are unable to pay fees. 3,000 students to benefit The move is equivalent to providing educational opportunity for 3,000 students through an educational endowment, WAM has reported. It follows the announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai of a $1.3 billion global endowment fund. Sunny Varkey, founder and chairman of GEMS Education, said: “We are proud to support the community we serve in, and as a private entity, we look forward to strengthening our partnership in promoting the welfare of the community through various initiatives.” “We have therefore decided to work with the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy and highlight our role in supporting the educational sector through our new endowment,”…

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School Transport Law : School buses in Dubai to activate e-tracking from April 1

Dubai RTA’s Public Transport Agency has announced a new bundle of improvements in the school transport sector today. “Starting from April 1 this year, an electronic tracking system using GPS spatial technology will be operational. School managements would be allowed to modify the seating of large school buses (more than 50 seats) by fitting them with 2 x 3 seats provided 2 fire extinguishers, 2 attendants, and 2 First Aid kits are provided,” Adel Shakri, Director of Planning & Business Development, RTA’s Public Transport Agency said. The introduction of these improvements is indicative of the special care and attention accorded to school transport as it directly relates to future generations, the agency said in a media statement. No more mini buses “March 1 had been set as a deadline for abolishing the use of minibuses (less than 6.2 meters in length) in school transport services, following the granting of an…

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Revealed : These are the best Indian schools in Dubai

Seven Indian schools in Dubai have improved their overall performance during the academic year 2015-2016, the latest Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) inspection results of Indian schools in Dubai revealed. According to the overall inspection results, Indian curriculum schools in Dubai have been showing significant improvements in performance. Outstanding schools Of the 29 Indian curriculum schools inspected in Dubai, two have been rated outstanding, three very good, 11 good, 11 acceptable and two were found to be weak. GEMS Modern Academy and The Indian High School are the only two schools in the report who’ve been given an outstanding rating for the fifth consecutive time. Three schools – Delhi Private School, GEMS Our Own English High School, and the Millennium School have shown considerable improvement and are now in the ‘Very Good’ category. Complete List of Schools Outstanding GEMS Modern Academy The Indian High School Very Good Delhi Private School…