Sharjah Private Educational Authority (SPEA) has authorized an increase of up to 5% in annual tuition fees, starting from the next academic year. Due to inflation, the authority has allowed schools with a rating over ‘Acceptable’ to increase their fee.
SPEA tweeted that to accomplish quality teaching and learning and to meet the private sector’s requirements for resources, it has been allowed to raise tuition fees by up to 5% for the 2023-24 academic year.
— هيئة الشـارقة للتعليم الخاص (@shjspea) March 13, 2023
Dubai Also Allows an Increase in Tuition Fees
Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai, earlier, allowed private schools to increase tuition fees by up to 3 percent in the next academic year.
The amount by which schools can increase the tuition fees depends on the inspection rating from Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau.
Per the rules, private schools, maintaining the same inspection rating, can increase the fees by 3 percent. However, schools with lower inspection ratings will not be eligible for a fee increase.
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