UK’s Millfield School and the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research & Training (Cert), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for opening a branch of the former in Dubai.
The MoU was signed by Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chairman of the Board of the Cert Group of Companies and David Williamson, the Chair of the International Campus Committee of Millfield Schools.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cert and Millfield will jointly evaluate the feasibility of bringing the Millfield model of education to the Middle East and Asia in the form of a school in Dubai, representing in all aspects, the Millfield ethos and experience.
Under the terms of the agreement, as part of the feasibility study, Cert will work closely with Millfield to identify and secure an appropriate Dubai site to locate the school, taking into consideration the required minimum area to ensure a truly Millfield presence and experience. It will also assist in raising funds to help establish Millfield-Dubai and seek endowment funding to enable Emirati children to attend the school whose families have insufficient financial means to pay the fees.
Dr Tayeb Kamali, group chief executive of the Cert Group of Companies said the agreement was an important step for the UAE’s burgeoning education sector.