15 Schools Agree to Provide Arabic and Islamic Studies

June 6, 2007

Author: Siham Al Najami

Source: Gulfnews.com


Dubai: Fifteen schools in Dubai confirmed they will immediately work on providing Arabic and Islamic studies in their curriculum, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said in a release.

A survey by the School Agency, the first body created by KHDA, had revealed that 15 private schools were not offering Arabic and Islamic studies as part of their curriculum in spite of ministerial law No. 4532 of 2005.

According to Jameela Al Muhairi, Executive Director of K-12 private education, the survey was part of a comprehensive study and analysis by KHDA to ensure that the overall education system is in line with Dubai Strategic Plan 2007-15, which stressed on protecting the Arab identity by preserving the Arabic language and culture.