Follwing Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)’s decision that Private schools should not collect tuition fees in advance, six private schools in Dubai have been ordered to refund tuition fees, collected in advance, after they continued to violate directives issued by education authorities.
Khaleej Times reported that two of these returned fees to parents on Thursday while the other four are expected to follow suit this week.
Institutions are, however, allowed to collect a registration deposit of five per cent of the school fees with a maximum of Dh500. Many parents have written to KHDA confirming their children’s schools had rectified the situation.
Parents of private schools maintained that schools were not heeding directives issued by education authorities.
Similarly, parents from Sharjah are complaining that their wards’ schools were demanding fees in advance.
However, the Sharjah Education Zone said it had not received any complaints from parents so far.