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New Abu Dhabi school rules to protect rights for parents and children.

Educationbosses in the capital have issued new regulations and guidelines designed to protect children and to ensure high-quality education in all private schools in the emirate.

Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) said on Monday that the Private Schools and Guidance (PSPG) Manual, which consists of 81 policies in 22 chapters, clarifies the regulations for private schools in the capital.

"Providing schools with transparent regulations and policies defines the rights and responsibilities of students, teachers, school leaders, investors/operators and most importantly parents," said Hamad Al Dhaheri, executive director for ADEC's private schools and quality assurance (PSQA) sector.

"The policies not only protect each individual student, but also provide a legal basis for all aspects of the private school sector.

"I urge all private schools to adhere to this manual, and encourage members of the community to familiarise themselves with the different regulations involved for the benefit of our youth."

Commenting on the new guidelines, the principal of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed -- Arab and Pakistani school, Tavinda El Ghizala, said: "I am very positive about the new rules and guidelines. They are good ones and beneficial to everyone."

Parent Kamal Anjad, 37, who has two children at a private school, said: "Making private schools admit children with special education needs or disabilities and give them full curriculum is really a fantastic thing. Many schools have not been doing this."

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