President gives directives to exempt all expatriate students at Abu Dhabi’s public schools from overdue tuition fees

ABU DHABI: All expatriate students at Abu Dhabi public schools were exempted from overdue tuition fees for the past three years upon directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

A total of 15750 expatriate students in the emirate Abu Dhabi will be exempted from paying a total AED192 million according to Sheikh Khalifa’s generous initiative, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) said in a statement.

The most recent generous initiative by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan aims to provide dignified life and stability for all residents of the UAE and to relieve their families of financial burdens ahead of the Eid El Fitr and the forthcoming new academic year as the government of the emirate of Abu Dhabi places education as a top priority and a pillar of development and growth as well as of the country’s efforts to achieve excellence and put the UAE on par with advanced nations and promote creative competitiveness, ADEC said.

Relieving the expatriate families of financial burdens will positively reflect on the community as they are part of the social fabric the preservation of which is among the government’s high priorities, ADEC noted.

The UAE nationals, the nationals of other GCC countries, children of UAE national women, children of diplomats, orphans sponsored by UAE nationals, families who already benefit from previous decrees issued by His Highness the President and His Highness the Vice President and children of some ADEC’s employees will not benefit from the exemption.