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Westminster School in Dubai will close down
Fee regulations have made the British curriculum school unsustainable
the school management text me yesterday regarding to the future of the school.shockingly,the decision is made to put the future of more than 5000 students into the darkness just for the sake of money.it is reasonable to allow the school to increase the fee to a reasonable extent i,e upto 10-20 % rather than to shift the other school costing double the amount of a single child.Rather, the school has not communicated with the parents regarding their decision.We the parents of TWS dubai'students request KHDA look into this urgent and painful matter.PLEASE!
raza ali, sharjah, United Arab Emirates
it a shocking news. I have 3 children study in TWS and transfer is not easy. First I will not find the place in one school as my children in grade 11,8 and 4 and second it cost me to must therefor I request Govt. must review and make arrangement it is a matter of 5000 student future and burden on parents.
Ahsan, sharjah, United Arab Emirates
must take action !
ans, ajman, United Arab Emirates
i am student of grade 8 since 8 years i have been in this amazing school and i am really disappointed that this is closing down
anonymous, sharjah, United Arab Emirates
I have never heard in my whole life that school shut down, schools are opened forever, it is not barbar shop or grocery shop that one year didnt get profit than shut down, it is education platform, children spend their time in school more than thier home, who will accomodate 5000 to 6000 children in their school, if this current administration cannot run the school than they should handover the school to new management, it should be run as usual, i am requesting on behalf of all parents whose children are studying in this school, please dont close this school, schools are like masjid and church, that never shut down, they are opened for ever, if current administraion is happy to increase 10% to 15% increase in the fees, than i am ready for it, we will do extra hard work for the future of our children. please revert your decition, Almighty Allah will reward you.
Muhammad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
i am studying in this school from kg 1 and i love the school members nd it deserves to reamin opened
mohtashem, ajman, United Arab Emirates
I hope KHDA gets involved here, a compromise is enforced upon all parties here, because its just not about a Business Model, the future of 5000 students are at stake. KHDA please allow a significant fee hike, which many parents are willing to pay, since we have to shell out this extra amount anyways as all other schools are very expensive, so why not pay here itself. Please save our School #KeepTWS.
Asif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I personally have experienced moving from one school to another, but i have to say my 8 years at The Westminster School has been the best phase if my schooling life. Westminster students relationship with the staff, is not like any other school, at TWS We Are A Family.Its heart breaking, depressing when people bring up this topic. Why shut down a school just cause it doesn't generates enough of income, education is a service ,not a business. We may have a low fees structure,which we are letting the group hike, however, we have produced better results than any of the schools which pay almost more than.I really hope they can work something out :'( To them The Westminster may be JUST a School ,but to me (and im sure to many others), The Westminster is MY HOME. :'( One Love, Westminster :'(
Andre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5,000 students and teachers are at stake. Their faith is in the hands of education merchants. They always come up with lame excuses. I hope that the authorities will find a reasonable solution.
Ali Raza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I prefer to send my kids back to my country, education is becoming to expensive in the UAE and the quality of teaching is not all good. Secondly kids are more happy being in there homeland. Salary is not going up, every thing else is going up, life is becoming very hard.
karim, dubai, United Arab Emirates
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