The Dubai Executive Council headed by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has approved a new framework to regulate school fees, put forward by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

Accordingly, the fee hike for about 90 percent of students will not be more than 2.7 percent and the updated framework will come into force from the next academic year, which will be based on encouraging schools to improve performance and maintain the desired quality levels according to annual inspections.

The private school will not be allowed to raise fees if its rating slips. However, the schools that get the same score as the previous year, will have the ability to raise its fees, in proportion to the change in the cost of the education indicator.