Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Education, Universities & Training(Education & Training)
Filter PR by
  
A Golden Milestone: The IB Celebrates Growth With 50th Authorized IB World School in UAE
 
A Golden Milestone: The IB Celebrates Growth With 50th Authorized IB World School in UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020:   The International Baccalaureate (IB) is celebrating the 50th IB World School to be authorized in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai International Academy - Al Barsha, which offers the IB’s Diploma Programme (DP). Over the last decade, the IB has gained significant momentum in the UAE, with triple the number of schools now offering an IB programme than in 2010. 

In recognition of this growth and to widen access to an IB education, the UAE Ministry for Education recently released new recognition guidelines for the DP so that the programme is considered of equal merit of the Ministry’s Secondary School Certificate.


Dina Khalaf, Development and Recognition Manager from the IB, said: “Living in today’s world, it has become evident that students need an education that provides them with strong foundations  to prepare them for university and beyond, so it is positive news for IB World Schools and IB students in UAE that the Ministry has officially recognized the academic weight of the DP. I am pleased to also confirm that the Ministry has been added to our results service, which will give it access to students’ results in July rather than waiting for the hard copies to arrive in September.


“It is wonderful to see the IB go from strength to strength in the UAE; it is a big milestone to be celebrating our 50th IB World School. We are pleased to have Dubai International Academy – Al Barsha join the IB community and very much look forward to seeing the school develop its IB offering to a wider age group.”
Alongside offering the DP to students, Dubai International Academy – Al Barsha is also going through the authorization process to offer both the IB’s Middle Years Programme and the IB’s Primary Years Programme, with the aim to offer an IB education for students aged 3 to 19. 


David Hicks, School Principal, Dubai International Academy – Al Barsha, said: “To be officially authorized as an IB World School is a huge achievement for us; the IB and its programmes fit so naturally within the ethos and culture of our school. We are fortunate that we have not had to convince parents that the IB is the right curriculum choice for our students; many are already aware and understand the quality of learning that the DP offers. It is a standout pre-university programme and truly showcases and develops the best qualities of the IB in students.”  


IB students from the UAE have gone on to study at renowned higher education institutions all over the globe, gaining admission to Ivy League colleges such as Harvard and Yale in the USA and Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge in the UK. 


Poonam Bhojani, CEO from Innoventures Education which operates the school, commented: “Speaking as a parent of IB alumni, I have been able to see first-hand the positive development IB programmes have on students’ learning and development. The entire framework offers the growth of so many different skills; for example, giving our students the opportunity to work on extended research topics, meaning that they are prepared for the style of learning when they move on to university.  


“Through Dubai International Academy – Al Barsha, we are proud to be able to widen the access to an IB education and provide a holistic and internationally rigorous education which will prepare students for success in an ever-changing world.” 


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 4953 times
PR Category : Education & Training
Posted on : Wednesday, June 10, 2020  2:41:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Latest QS World Rankings Lists Ajman University in Top 750 W...
Next Story : ICMA Releases Pass Rates for New CMA Exam Curriculum; Offers...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Add Extra Sparkle to Your Holidays With Make Up for Ever's 2020 Holiday Collection [6662-Views]
Discover the Ingredients [4502-Views]
A Warm Summer Rain in Winter: The New Head Shower GROHE Tempesta 250 [4038-Views]
Samsung Introduces Latest Innovations for a Better Normal at CES 2021 [3993-Views]
Schneider Electric Unveils New Sustainable Energy Products at CES 2021 [3920-Views]
Liverpool Legend Ian Rush visits Dubai Sports Council, Discusses Starting Projects in Duba... [3829-Views]
Canon Recognizes 3 Leading Photographers from the UAE, KSA & Jordan for their Ambassador P... [3723-Views]
The University of Queensland wins Ericsson Innovation Awards 2020 [3653-Views]
Moonwatch now Master Chronometer Certified [3641-Views]
Roma Proves the Pace of the Hunter to Go 5th Overall, as Loeb Suffers Suspension Damage [3296-Views]
Bridgestone To Debut Virtual City of the Future, Showcase Mobility Solutions at CES 2021 [3223-Views]
What's your Colour Code? [3210-Views]
The Most Inclusive Range of Primers to Offer 24hr Correction for Any Skin Type, Any Skin T... [3059-Views]
Dubai Customs: Exceptional Achievements in 2020 Despite Coronavirus Challenges [2862-Views]
World Gold Council ETF 2020 Report and Gold Outlook 2021 [2796-Views]
Western Digital Delivers Unmatched Line Up of High-capacity Portable SSDS Across Its Renow... [2583-Views]
INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Launches Limited Time Offer on the QX80 2021 [2575-Views]
Unique Spatial Sound Technologies for Ambient Room-filling Sound with Sony's Latest Premiu... [2550-Views]
Omega Dubai Desert Classic [2415-Views]
Giorgio Armani Collaborates with Parmigiani Fleurier to Create a Fine Watches Collection' [2329-Views]
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro Laptop Now Features OLED Display [2148-Views]
Sony Exhibits at CES 2021 [2132-Views]
SEHA Commences the Administration of the Covid-19 Vaccine to UAE Community at 40 Locations [2120-Views]
Herbal Essences Taps into Nature's most Powerful Ingredients with the new Potent Aloe Vera... [2116-Views]
IATA Welcomes the Resumption of Air Connectivity between Key Nations in the Middle East [2017-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories