"The owners of the school spend most of what the school earns on buying themselves big cars, big homes and by improving their lifestyles. Sadly, the schools have become very corrupt and their standards are falling by the day."
we know THIS is true
"SABIS prides itself on knowing important well-connected people who can provide assistance."
evidently true, personal experience.
"due to rigourous and draconian measures implemented by their management, many teachers leave the system annually, which no doubt jeopardises this lucrative contract. They continue to recruit young, inexperienced teachers usually from Irish Universities. Many legal cases have been brought from disgruntled staff members in recent years."
I couldn't care if they were inexperienced, most of them were smart enough to leave. And the best teachers I've had were all Irish. including a certain Mr. H and Ms. C
"However, in recent years its reputation has been tarnished by accusations of fraud and mismanagement. Many teachers leave the SABIS system complaining of an over-vigourous and draconian management style. Many students who go on to University complain that the SABIS system did not adequately prepare them for university life. Nowadays, the owners of the school spend most of what the school earns on buying themselves big cars, big homes and by improving their lifestyles.The core philosophy of SABIS/Choueifat is to make as much profit from education as they are able. SABIS does not invest in technology in their schools and teachers often complain about the lack of resources. For example, some schools do not have "white boards" and use traditional "chalk boards". Teachers are encouraged to economise when using chalk or board pens"
Very true, one example would be that Mr G. is now rearranging seating plans in order to add more tables. more students. more money. Its bad enough you're shoving 40 of us in a class but to add 20 more is ridiculous.
Then there are also cases of fraud and mismanegement of state funds in SABIS schools in the U.S. particularly with SABIS schools in the states of Massecheusets and Cincinatti being forced to close down and SABIS loosing an amount of $3 million. The most sickening thing is that in the Cincinatti case, SABIS accused the goverment of racism since most of the students there are African Americans insteading of admitting that they are lying, cheating, stealing, self righteous bastards. SABIS cheats students, parents, humanity, and the goverments they serve. In the UAE this would include complete defiance of Ministry rules.
"The SABIS school system does not encourage sports. In fact they do not teach PE(Physical Education) in any of their schools. The owners, out of external pressure, devised the "student life organization" Each student is awareded merit points, which SABIS claim, helps them gain credit in their future university. Most SABIS schools lack adequate training facilities for any kind of sporting activities. They claim on their website to have fully-equipped facilities, but in point of fact their schools are in urgent need of refurbishment. These lack of facilities led the Queen of Jordan to withdraw her own children from the SABIS school in Jordan."
Depending on the courses a student takes and the university he or she wishes to apply to, they can generally be qualified with 12 or 13 years of schooling. It has become increasingly difficult for SABIS students to adapt to University life. SABIS has not created artistic, creative students. They often complain that SABIS made them too teacher dependant. The owner of SABIS gives annual speeches about how university education is a complete "con". It is bewildering why he then boasts ( although inaccurate ) about how many of his "choueifatis" attend prestigious universities.
no further comment necessary.
Although I would like to comment on certain Ministry of Education involvement in the UAE. The Ministry declares that they just set guidelines and are not involved with private schools. Most of the youth in the UAE attend private schools. That's a considerable amount of the future out of your hands. SABIS schools in particular are extremely abusive and yet you refuse to do anything about the situation because it is a private school. I ask that you loyal readers join me by making it known that the ministry should rewrite some of its own constrictions to better suit the public. One angry letter at a time, and then we move on to peaceful protest.