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Dubai ruler presents Canadian teacher with $1m prize

Maggie McDonnell was credited for her work at an Inuit school in the remote Canadian Arctic

Saudi education ministry scraps plans to close schools in rented buildings

An estimated 3,000 small and medium private schools in the kingdom were facing closure

Abraaj acquires Middlesex University’s Dubai campus

In June, Abraaj was chosen by shareholders of the university campus as a preferred bidder

More than half of Jeddah’s private schools face closure

Recent rule changes require private schools to switch to more education-friendly accomodation

Top Dubai schools can hike their fees by up to 4.8%

Schools will be permitted to increase their fees depending on their KHDA inspection rating

Revealed: Average private school fees in Abu Dhabi

School fees in the UAE capital range from Dhs2,200 to Dhs96,333 per annum

Saudi partnership to invest $1.3bn in 100 international schools

The partnership reportedly includes Saudi-American Schools and Abdullah Bin Mohammed Saeedan & Sons

Nobel Museum plans major Dubai 2020 exhibition

The organisation launched its third annual Nobel Museum in Dubai Creek Park’s Children’s City today

Revealed: Most and least expensive schools in Dubai

School fees in Dubai can range from Dhs2,479 to Dhs120,145 per annum

Emirati teachers reportedly quitting for being ‘overworked and underpaid’

Up to 477 Emirati teachers resigned from public schools last year

Saudi king orders 200 Ministry of Education employees to be reinstated

Many of the workers were dismissed shortly after being hired

Arab university students as knowledgeable as 8th graders from Singapore

Professor highlights the below average education seen in the region

UAE’s GEMS Education seeking $500m loan – sources

The loan will be used partly to refinance existing US dollar-denominated debt

Saudi graduates angered over university officials handing roles to relatives

In one incident eight relatives of a university president have been employed at the institution

Dubai launches new educational institution for design and innovation

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation is designed to attract creative talent to the emirate

UAE education ministry signs seven year deal with McGraw-Hill

The deal will cover all K-12 math and science instructional materials in e-book and print formats

Dubai schools allowed to raise fees by 6.4%

Hundreds of teachers sign up for UAE teacher licence scheme

Universal licence scheme for teachers expected to be implemented by 2021

72,000 Saudi female graduates apply for just 5,000 education posts

Application deadlines extended after e-recruiter site inundated with applications

UAE has the highest number of international schools globally

The number of international schools in the country has risen by over 15 per cent in the last year

The case for investing in higher education in the GCC

Dr Olin Cleve McDaniel explains how the MENA region can support economic goals by investing in higher education and research

Abraaj may buy Middlesex University’s Dubai campus

The deal could be worth around $55m to $70m

UAE parents spend 140% more on university costs than global average

Parents in the country spend an average of $18,360 annually for their children’s college education

UAE approves plan to ‘overhaul’ public education

The plan aims to revise the curriculum, introduce new subjects and enhance the evaluation system

Kuwait to cut hundreds of expat teachers

Country aims to reduce the number of expats in the education sector

Saudi to make 2,000 government schools ‘independent’

Government seeks to reduce financial burden of education and improve its quality

Over 50,000 schools to be set up in the GCC by 2020 – report

The population of school going children is estimated to reach 15 million in the region by 2020

Omani schools criticised for altering grades to maintain rating

Members of Oman’s Majlis Al Shura criticised the practice after a group of teachers notified the Ministry of Education

Revealed: Best private schools in Dubai

The ranking is based on KHDA’s annual review of schools in the emirate