Posted on September 23, 2016

Qatar has the third highest number of international schools in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, making the country among top 10 worldwide, according to a data released recently by The International Schools Consultancy (ISC), a leading global market intelligence and research firm.

Going by city, Dubai leads the world for international schools by city with 276. Abu Dhabi followed with 154 schools and Doha with 142. Saudi Arabia was sixth with 243 international schools, while Egypt was eighth with 191. The data focused on international English-speaking schools as part of a report that will be presented in full at the forthcoming International Private Schools Education Forum (IPSEF) Middle East at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel on September 27 and 28, 2016.

Richard Gaskell, director for International Schools at the ISC, will present the latest data on international school growth in the Middle East with a detailed analysis on the employment of teachers at international schools in the region. At the resumption of the new academic year, the ISC report showed the total number of K-12 English-medium international schools worldwide at 8,489, with about 1,504 such schools located in the Middle East, which remains the largest sub-region for international schools in the world. "These impressive numbers only confirm the continuing growth of private, international school education throughout the Gulf region," said Rhona Greenhill, co-founder of IPSEF.

source: Qatar Tribune