Principals eye enhance in admissions as registrations for subsequent educational 12 months opens.
Non-public colleges in Abu Dhabi noticed a dip in occupancy fee for kindergarten lessons throughout the present educational 12 months (2020-21), principals have mentioned. They attributed mother and father’ reluctance to ship kids to high school amid Covid-19 for it.
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With admissions for the subsequent educational 12 months now open, they anticipate issues to search for.
Anna Pagdiwalla, principal of Mayoor Faculty in Abu Dhabi, which provides a mixture of on-line and in-person lessons, confirmed the development.
“The varsity has opened for registration of recent college students for the subsequent educational 12 months 2021–22 and we’re hopeful our kindergarten lessons will return to full capability,” she mentioned.
Salman Khan, deputy principal, Islamia English Faculty in Abu Dhabi, mentioned that they had begun registration in March for KG college students. The registration for college kids enrolling in greater lessons would start “later”.
“Although mother and father of young children have been unwilling to ship their kids to high school this 12 months because of the Covid-19 state of affairs, our admission request fee for the subsequent educational 12 months is sort of the identical as in earlier years,” Khan mentioned.
In accordance with a report, some personal colleges had been providing reductions of as much as 25 per cent for kindergarten lessons for the primary time period of the subsequent educational 12 months to extend occupancy charges.
However Khan mentioned their college isn’t providing reductions. “We have already got an inexpensive price construction with UK Curriculum and furthermore, we’ve neither lowered academics’ salaries nor terminated any throughout these unprecedented instances,” he informed Khaleej Instances.
Neeraj Bhargava, Principal of Abu Dhabi Indian Faculty, mentioned his college is “one of many most cost-effective” in Abu Dhabi and that no low cost has been given to college students for the subsequent educational 12 months.
“We have now already obtained a whole bunch of purposes for brand new pupils desirous to enroll in kindergarten for the subsequent educational 12 months,” he mentioned.