2 Updates
Indian school in UAE ordered to shut down
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Indian school in UAE ordered to shut down

Sep 19 2013, 7:24am CDT | by IANS

Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) The academic future of some 1,400 students has been thrown into jeopardy after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities ordered the closure of an Indian School.

Dubai, Sep 19 — The academic future of some 1,400 students has been thrown into jeopardy after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities ordered the closure of an Indian School. The Abu Dhabi...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

1 year ago

Indian school in UAE ordered to shut down

Sep 19 2013, 7:24am CDT | by IANS

Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) The academic future of some 1,400 students has been thrown into jeopardy after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities ordered the closure of an Indian School.

Dubai, Sep 19 — The academic future of some 1,400 students has been thrown into jeopardy after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities ordered the closure of an Indian School.

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) has ordered the closure of the Indian Islahi Islamic School in Abu Dhabi, effective April 1, 2014, as part of its clampdown on villa schools or schools run on designated residential plots.

The ADEC started the clampdown for avowed safety reasons in 2008 when there were 72 such schools.

Parents and students of the latest school to come on the school regulator's radar are now a worried lot, according to media here.

"We're panicking because we don't know what to do ... we all have to rush now and most schools are full, so it's very difficult on us," The National daily newspaper quoted Shenooja Niazudeen, a mother of two, as saying.

John Joseph, father of a 16-year-old boy who had been to the school for just one term, expressed shock at the sudden notice.

"I'm really not happy about this because I paid next term's fee Wednesday and got the notice Thursday," he said.

Joseph, however, has managed to find a seat for his son in another school at a place that is outside of Abu Dhabi.

"I managed to find him a seat at the Sunrise English Private School in Mussaffah, but I pay 2,800 dirhams ($762) a term here and 4,600 dirhams there," Joseph told the newspaper.

According to the report, some students have already left the school and the school has started issuing transfer certificates to the pupils.

Meanwhile, ADEC, in its notice, has also provided to parents a list of private schools in Abu Dhabi with curricula, locations and contact details.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
2

Tweets

 
 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Modi holds first-ever meeting with Sheikh Hasina
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday met his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in New York for the first time since taking office in May.
 
 
Modi holds talks with Rajapaksa
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Saturday.
 
 
Spain's Catalonia region calls independence referendum
Barcelona, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) The head of Spain's northeastern autonomous community of Catalonia, Artur Mas, Saturday signed a decree calling an independence referendum Nov 9, although the national government in Madrid vowed to challenge the planned vote before the Constitutional Court.
 
 
Modi chides Pakistan over Kashmir, pushes for UN reforms (Roundup)
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) Chiding Pakistan for raking up Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that the UN was not the forum for resolving bilateral issues and underlined that he was prepared to engage in a "serious bilateral dialogue" with Islamabad in a peaceful atmosphere "without the shadow of terrorism".
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Modi holds first-ever meeting with Sheikh Hasina
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday met his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in New York for the first time since taking office in May. The meeting came on the sidelines of the 69th...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Modi holds talks with Rajapaksa
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Saturday. The meeting came on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the United Nation...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Snooki hasn't slept 'a wink' since giving birth
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi hasn't slept ''a wink'' since giving birth to her daughter. The former 'Jersey Shore' star - who welcomed her second child Giovanna Marie with her fiance Jionni LaValle yesterday(26.09.14) -...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Mila Kunis is ready to give birth
Mila Kunis is ready to give birth. The 31-year-old actress - who is set to welcome her baby daughter with her partner Ashton Kutcher - is tired of waiting for her to arrive and ''just wants the baby to come out already...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Spain's Catalonia region calls independence referendum
Barcelona, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) The head of Spain's northeastern autonomous community of Catalonia, Artur Mas, Saturday signed a decree calling an independence referendum Nov 9, although the national government in Madrid...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Modi chides Pakistan over Kashmir, pushes for UN reforms (Roundup)
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) Chiding Pakistan for raking up Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that the UN was not the forum for resolving bilateral issues and underlined that he was prepared to engage in a...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Hillary and Bill Clinton are grandparents
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) Hillary and Bill Clinton's only daughter Chelsea announced in the early hours Saturday on social networks that she had given birth to her first child, a baby girl called Charlotte. "Marc...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Modi presses for reform of UN, reflecting vasudeva kutumbakam
United Nations, Sep 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday made a strong pitch for reform of the UN and called for greater engagement between countries reflective of the Indian philosophy of the world as one...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Medals standings of 2014 Asian Games
Incheon, Sep 27 (IANS) China was on top of the medal standings of the 17th Asian Games after Day 8 with a total of 195 medals, including 96 golds. South Korea was in the second spot with 117 medals (35 golds). India...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Indian medal winners at Asian Games
Incheon, Sep 27 (IANS) Following are the Indian medallists at the end of Day 8 of competitions at the 17th Asian Games here Saturday: Gold: Jitu Rai: Men's 50 metre pistol shooting Sandeep Kumar, Rajat Chauhan and...
Read more on Sport Balla