Thursday, May 21, 2009

Web survey to gauge schools in Abu Dhabi

Web survey to gauge schools in Abu Dhabi

Jen Gerson, THE NATIONAL Last Updated: May 20. 2009

Education officials announced an online questionnaire yesterday allowing parents to comment on their children’s schools.

“This is the first step towards the instillation of the culture of transparency between the school, the home and Abu Dhabi Education Council,” said Mughair Khamees al Khabeeli, the general director of Adec, which is conducting the survey.

“The questionnaire covers all the aspects of the education paradigm in Abu Dhabi schools.”

The site asks parents whether the questionnaire should be offered permanently and what makes them satisfied with their school’s performance.

“Based on optional answers, the questionnaire covers such aspects as the school environment, curricula, administrative and teaching staff performance, communication between parents and schools, equipment and amenities,” Mr al Khabeeli said. The results of a similar survey were released this month.

Adec said 70 per cent of parents were satisfied with the schools. That survey queried almost 5,000 parents, who were asked to grade a variety of factors.

The results of a similar survey of Dubai parents were recently released by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority.

The questionnaire can be found at, according to the state news agency WAM.

To participate in the survey, visit:

Comments: The survey is very detailed and there are options to include the name of school and your own telephone number and email to get the result of this survey. It is therefore advisable to participate in this TQM opportunity provided by Abu Dhabi Education Council.

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