Dubai – The world’s biggest charter school is being built in the UAE’s capital, where schools have struggled to reach the country’s vast population.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is currently the world’s second-largest school system, after the United States, and has the world the third-largest population after China and India.
The Emirates Education Ministry has been building schools, charter schools and secondary schools, to help fill a growing need.
The Ministry of Education said on Tuesday that it has secured the final design of a 500-student charter school, which will be set up in the Dubai International University (DUI).
The charter school will be a model for future private sector schools, according to the Ministry.
Dubai has a population of 8.5 million, but there are a total of over 100,000 students enrolled in the public school system.
The number of private schools in the city has been declining in recent years, but many remain open.
The Dubai International School has received a $300 million investment from Dubai-based tech firm, Genspace.
The UAE is the first country in the world to offer charter schools.
Last year, it became the first Arab country to open a charter system.
The first charter school opened in Dubai in 2003.
It has been built in partnership with the Doha-based private sector company, Global Academy.