De­mand for Bri­tish schools in­creases

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Bri­tish cur­ricu­lum schools are in big de­mand in the UAE and, ac­cord­ing to Col­liers In­ter­na­tional, up to 74,000 ad­di­tional seats and nearly 50 new schools will be re­quired by 2025. Although Bri­tish na­tion­als only rep­re­sent roughly 2-3 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion, the Bri­tish cur­ricu­lum re­mains con­stantly within the top three of­fered in the UAE’s pri­vate school sec­tor. Col­liers also found that Dubai re­quires an es­ti­mated 37 to 49 new Bri­tish Cur­ricu­lum Schools by 2025. The pop­u­lar­ity rests not only on the large pres­ence of Bri­tish Na­tion­als in the UAE, but as it is also favoured by num­ber of other na­tion­al­i­ties such as In­dian, Pak­istani, and na­tion­als from dif­fer­ent Arab and Com­mon­wealth coun­tries. There is also the de­mand from non-UK na­tion­als to at­tend higher ed­u­ca­tion in the UK with the Bri­tish cur­ricu­lum seen as at least a pro­po­nent and some­times a pre­req­ui­site to en­try. By end of the 2014-15 aca­demic year, schools of­fer­ing the Bri­tish Cur­ricu­lum stood at num­ber one in Dubai and num­ber three in Abu Dhabi.

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