Private education sector contributes Dh18 billion to Dubai economy. Strategic Affairs Council discusses developments in private education and smart services.
Dubai , Dubai
22 July 2020, 12:00 AM
31 July 2020, 12:00 AM
The private education sector in Dubai contributes Dh18 billion to the emirate’s economy, according to a report by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
The Strategic Affairs Council meeting was chaired by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler and First Deputy Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Chairman of The Executive Council and members attended the meeting, which discussed a number of issues including education, financial settlements and smart services in the emirate.
The KHDA report highlighted the education sector’s role in enhancing the quality of life of families and reinforcing Dubai’s value proposition as a preferred global destination to live and work.
Dubai’s private education sector serves 300,000 school students and 50,000 higher education students. The report also assessed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the education sector and outlined the opportunities to use distance and blended learning to enhance the quality of education.