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ADEK v/s KHDA : A detailed comparison

ADEK: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) is one of the Education Sector which regulates the educational standards and terms all over the emirates. ADEK provides services throughout a student’s education journey and beyond. The department also  provides students with full scholarships and support to get placed at the best university around the world. Empower Education, Empower Minds, Empower the Future is the main mission and vision of ADEK. The department values and pays attention to all the students and recognizes that every learner is different and implements a diversity of teaching methods which will empower and encourage the learners to earn maximum potential and success in their life with flying colors.

ADEK’s main vision is to develop the education system in the national capital and boost a culture of creativity, sustainability and excellence. The department also focus on developing human, social and economic capabilities among learners.

KHDA: The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is the educational quality assurance and regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai. It oversees the private education sector in Dubai, including early childhood education centers, schools, higher education providers and training institutes. KHDA’s current priorities focus on increasing the number of expatriate and Emirati students attending high-quality schools, and to integrate wellbeing into the concepts and processes that define education in Dubai.

KHDA sets clear requirements for each professional education provider in terms of type of education offered and format of such education- live, online, group etc. It also sets a number if other important criteria to be fulfilled in the educational sector like- professional background of shareholders and managing body, the mission and standards of the education provider and other factors.

Services offered by ADEK

ADEK provides attestation and other related services for students, parents and education providers as well. Providing approvals for schools from scholarship for students, ADEK provides different services for the empowerment of future generation. Some of the major services provided by ADEK includes:

  • Initial approval for Private schools
  • Attestation of Report cards
  • School completion certificate for high school graduates
  • Scholarships
  • Private Nursery or School licenses
  • Private School Temporary License
  • Attestation of report cards for other emirates students
  • Services for teachers

These are some of the major services provided by ADEK. Apart from this, the department sets standards for each educational service providers and students as well.

Services offered by KHDA

KHDA is the government authority which is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai. The authority also provides with the same services as compared to the ADEK. Education providers will find services related to Education Permits, Advertisement approvals, School Fee regulation, other school related services. Student can find services related to attestation of their school report cards and certificates, obtaining school completion certificates etc. The KHDA also provides approval for the completion of licensing process with the DET. Once the trade name reservation is completed, an academic plan following with the academic criteria needs to be submitted to the KHDA in order to obtain the approval for the educational institute.

Is KHDA and ADEK the same?

Both the departments are education related service provider or the regulatory body for the government. The major difference is that ADEK is for Abu Dhabi and KHDA is the regulatory body for Dubai.

Role of Fimkin in providing services related to KHDA and ADEK

For empowering the future, Fimkin will always be a lending hand and shoulder to support. For attesting your documents with ADEK or KHDA and complete all the documentation for your school’s license, Fimkin will be your wing-man which you can relay on. We will complete your attestation and other services with ADEK as well as KHDA. You can always sit back and relax as long as we are committed to you.

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