Goodbye Mr Chips

Here’s a sad story: a low-cost school for poorer, mainly Pakistani children in the UAE is getting a makeover, but at a huge cost. The Modern Pakistani School is reinventing itself as an Australian curriculum school, but as a result, fees are likely to increase from Dh100-200 to over Dh1,000 a month.

It’s likely there are a lot of expat children in the UAE not attending school, because their parents are too poor. Technically you are not allowed to have your family/children with you, unless you can afford it. You have to earn at least around Dh3,000 a month. But with rents, health costs and school fees continuing to escalate, that figure is no longer realistic.

1 Comment so far

  1. Zain (unregistered) on June 13th, 2006 @ 11:42 am

    The development taking place in Dubai is impressive and the workers who are putting their blood in building those concrete monsters are getting this kind of reward. This is ridiculous! I think its high time Dubai should think about winning hearts of those who have spent their lives here working for Sheikhs like dogs.

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