Private education sector contributes AED18 billion to Dubai economy

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The private education sector has contributed AED18 billion to the Dubai economy.

That's according to the latest report presented by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (DHA) at the Strategic Affairs Council Meeting chaired by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler and First Deputy Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.

At the meeting, the KHDA clarified that the private education sector serves 300,000 school pupils and 50,000 higher education students. 

The authority also addressed the implications of COVID-19 on the education sector and the opportunities arising from the distance learning experience. 

The KHDA added that it is committed to implementing all the necessary precautionary measures in order to ensure the safety of both students and staff, ahead of the 2020-2021 academic year. 

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