Two Indian schools rated â€˜outstandingâ€™ http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle09.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2012/February/theuae_February739.xml§ion=theuae 27 February 2012 DUBAI Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB) has rated The Indian High School and Dubai Modern High School outstanding in its third cycle of school inspections. A total of 21 Indian schools were inspected between October and December last year by the Knowledge and Human Development Authorityâ€™s (KHDA). Of the 21 schools, two were rated outstanding, seven as good, 10 as acceptable and two as unsatisfactory. The KHDA report titled â€˜ Key findings: Indian and Pakistani Schoolsâ€™ was released earlier today at the Manipal University campus in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) All Pakistani schools â€˜unsatisfactoryâ€™ Dubai- Poor leadership and a lack of parental interest have pushed Pakistani schools to a new low as KHDA authorities have rated all three Pakistani schools in Dubai as â€˜unsatisfactoryâ€™. Follow-through inspections and close monitoring by the school inspection bureau have failed to bring a change, as fundamental weaknesses have not been addressed in these schools. Highlighting the need to improve school leadership, the report pointed towards ineffective leadership, weak procedures and poor day-to-day management as some of the reasons for the schoolâ€™s poor performance. â€œSchool leaders have to put in extra efforts to improve the Pakistani education system. They need to follow the recommendations presented in the inspection report and follow the guidelines to create a much-needed change,â€ said Jameela Al Muhairi. A key message in the report said, â€œThe organisations which run Pakistani schools need to address the common weakness in their schools. They need to provide the investment, resources and support to school leaders to urgently bring about changes required for parents.â€ Shafiq Ahmed, Principal of the Pakistan Education Academy noted, â€œWe are working to address the issues and we have already started making changes. New teachers are being hired already but the core issues have still not been addressed,â€ said Shafiq. Poor language development, lack of parental engagement and limited financial resources has added to the challenge of ineffective leadership. The other two schools which were rated unsatisfactory were Al Farooq Pakistani Islamic School and Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum Pakistani School.