New government entity to oversee private schools in Ras Al Khaimah

The Ministry of Education will gradually delegate its regulatory powers over the emirate’s private education sector to the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Knowledge by the end of 2024 

Ras Al Khaimah, Jun 14, 2024: A new government entity will regulate private schools in Ras Al Khaimah. The Ministry of Education (MoE) will gradually delegate its regulatory powers over the emirate’s private education sector to the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Knowledge (RAK DOK). A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between RAK DOK and the MoE to gradually transfer these regulatory powers until the end of 2024.  

RAK DOK will implement a new approach to enhance educational services in the emirate and align them with international standards. 

RAK DOK comprises four main departments that oversee various aspects of education including, institutional licensing and compliance for educational institutions, operations management and customer relations, quality management and evaluation and strategies and policies.  

These departments work together to create a comprehensive system covering all levels of education. 

Currently, Ras Al Khaimah has 107 public and private schools offering a variety of curricula. 

Meanwhile, in 2022, the UNESCO announced that the emirate would be included in its global network of learning cities.  

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