One in four Emiratis drop out of school after second year

06 October 2010

The UAE education ministry has designed a draft law regarding mandatory education, in a bid to tackle high student dropout rates in the country, Gulf News has reported. Education regulatory bodies estimate that as much as 21% to 25% of Emirati students drop out of public schools after their second year. “Continuous absences, correctional discipline and lack of supervision in certain schools are some of the reasons why students drop out,” Dr Fatma Al Merri, board member and CEO of the Dubai School Agency at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said.

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