CEO of Knowledge and Human Development Policies at the KHDA, Dubai has said that no school can suspend or ban a student from taking their final exams due to non-payment of tuition fees by their parents. Although it is their right to receive fees in lieu of the education provided but cannot stop students from completing their academic year or taking the examinations due non payment of same.  

On the contrary, parents and schools must work out a payment plan so that the child continues to receive education. Schools have the right to withhold the final exam results and transfer letter till all the dues are cleared.

Schools are well within their rights to refuse entry for students whose parents have not paid re-registration/re-enrolment fees for the upcoming academic year.

For those who are unable to afford the tuition fee or the registration fees at all can receive help from some charity organisations like Emirates Red Crescent Society, Bait Al Kheir and Dar Al Ber. Expats at times have reached out to their embassies, consulates or associations too.  

Education is the right of every child and the parents of children who are not going to school are liable to be held legally accountable under the Child Rights Law. 

Source: Khaleej Times