Ashok Chandra, Chairman of the Delhi Public School (DPS) Society, which runs over 180 schools in 13 countries, said that it will launch the Union Indian International School (UIIS) in Dubai next April.
He said: “UIIS is a joint venture between Dubai-based Union Holdings and Dinesh C. Kothari, Pro-Vice Chairman of DPS Dubai, and will follow the Indian ICSE curriculum. Admissions start January-end or beginning of February.” Based in Academic City, the school will run classes from KG 1 to Grade 5. It will add Grades 6, 7 and 8 in the second year and Grades 9 and 11 in the third. It will enrol around 2,000 students in the first year with the ultimate capacity going up to 3,500. Chandra said the school, spread over 40,000 square metres of land, will have state-of-the-art classrooms, nine laboratories, a huge amphitheatre, an indoor multi-purpose hall, two basketball courts, a cricket ground, a football field and a covered pool.
The annual tuition fees are expected to begin at Dh21,000. “Our focus is clear. We want to provide top quality education at a reasonable cost. Overall, we should be around 30 per cent cheaper than other ICSE schools,” said Chandra. Kothari said like the other two DPS schools — DPS Sharjah and DPS Dubai.
Source: Gulf News
- By sharmila Dhal Senior Reporter
- Published: December 12, 2012