The Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) announced the results of its “Itqan” programme for the 2023-2024 academic year.

In its first and second editions for the academic years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024, the results of the programme showed a qualitative and noticeable improvement in the performance of schools by up to 80 per cent compared to the previous evaluation results conducted in the years 2018 and 2019.

The results proved that 100 per cent of private schools in the Emirate provide “acceptable” or better education, and 68 per cent of schools provide “good” or better education, which means that 117 schools in the Emirate offer “acceptable” or better education, of which 79 schools offer “good” or better education.

The final results included one school receiving an “outstanding” rating, 9 schools receiving a “very good” rating, 69 schools receiving a “good” rating, and 38 schools receiving an “acceptable” rating, while no school in the Emirate received a “weak” or “very weak” rating.

The current results compared with the last evaluation results in 2018 and 2019 showed a significant improvement with the number of schools that provide “good” or better education increasong from only 8 schools to 79 schools, which reflected on the number of students receiving “good” or better education increasing from 25,351 to 145,042. The number of students receiving “acceptable” or less education decreased from 146,539 to 44,550.

The programme showed that about 145,042 male and female students out of 189,592, equivalent to 76 per cent of private school students in the Emirate, receive a “good” or better education, while all students in the targeted schools, numbering about 189,592 male and female students, received an “acceptable” or better education.

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