International News

It looks like troubled times for Gems Education in Dubai. The company says it may be forced to close down some of its schools because they are no longer viable. Gems Education operates the largest chain of private schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and has been hit by a government ban preventing private schools from raising their fees. Gems Education chairman Sunny Varkey has been quoted saying that some of the company’s schools had been “driven to breaking point”, and standards could not be maintained unless fees were raised.