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Private Schools Group Sets the Grade

Simeon Kerr, Financial Times
February 25, 2013

Excerpt from The Financial Times article:

When GEMS Education started in 1959, its founders taught 27 students in a small Dubai school.

The education group, the biggest provider of private schooling in the world, now operates around 100 schools with more than 130,000 students of 151 nationalities in 11 countries from Asia to the US.

Despite complaints about some of its 30 schools in the company’s home base in the United Arab Emirates, the family-run group argues that its scalable education model offers value for money that will attract parental approval in emerging markets, where rising disposable incomes come amid poor public sector education provision.

GEMS is now expanding its business model by establishing schools to serve the new middle classes of Africa and Asia and has recently received interests from another 17 locations, from Oman to Canada and Korea to Somalia.

The complete article includes a direct quote from Dr. Natasha Ridge, Executive Director of the Al Qasimi Foundation. Please visit The Financial Times website to read the full article.