Government Officials Want To Open More Chinese Schools In The UAE

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The UAE government and its Chinese counterpart are eagerly anticipating the opening of new Chinese schools in the country, which will further strengthen the cultural and educational links between the two countries. The statement was made during Thursday’s opening ceremony for the Chinese School Dubai, which has been open for just two years.

At the event, Li Xuhang, the Chinese consul-general; Zhang Yiming, the Chinese ambassador; and Sheikh Al Mur Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum attended the event. Also present was Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, the director general of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Chinese School Dubai (CSD) is a significant institution in the China-UAE connection that further fosters cultural and educational partnerships between the two countries, Zhang said in an interview with Gulf News. We have seen CSD’s extraordinary growth over the last two years. Several groups from Abu Dhabi and Sharjah have lately approached my office with ideas to open new Chinese schools in the United Arab Emirates. We will take the UAE government into account and work with them.” “We are looking forward to more Chinese schools and potentially universities being developed in the UAE,” Zhang added. The Chinese embassy in Dubai estimated that 300,000 Chinese people were living as expats in Dubai. As the city with the largest Chinese expat community in the region, Dubai welcomes individuals of different origins and cultures. Having the first Chinese government school outside of China was a great step in the right direction for both China and the UAE. Plans to incorporate kids from other schools into this initiative are being considered, he said. In continuation, Al Karam said, “We are delighted to see CSD assist the Chinese community in Dubai.” We believe that colleges, in particular, play a pivotal role in bridging cultural and economic divides between nations.

CSD is the first international school to provide a comprehensive, year-round K-12 education based on the Chinese curriculum. Locate the Mirdif establishment for educational purposes. There were 184 students registered in grades 1–5 on the first day of school (September 1, 2020). There are 461 children in grades 1 through 7 at CSD this year, with 70 teachers and staff members (compared to only 37 last year). The school was built on a piece of ground about 16,000 square meters, and it has the capacity to serve as many as 800 students. Students from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Germany join about 300 Chinese students at CSD. Students who do not regularly attend the school may still learn about the Chinese language and culture by attending classes on Saturdays. The headmaster of CSD, Yin Liping, claims that the Chinese government and Chinese businesses in Dubai provide financial support for the school. In order to accommodate Chinese students from other emirates, there are plans to develop the campus further and turn it into a boarding school.