The UAE is introducing free mandatory licences for private tutors

The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) have collectively introduced a new licence for anyone who conducts private tutoring outside of schools and colleges. Not only are professional educators in both the private and public school systems eligible for the licence, but professionals in other private or public sectors, the unemployed, university students and even high school students aged 15 to 18 years old can obtain the licence and begin holding private lessons.

This new licence will be valid for two years and issued free of charge. It is mandatory for anyone who engages in private tutoring regardless of whether the lessons are with individuals or groups. Anyone found providing private tutoring without a licence will be subject to a fine.

The application for the private tutor licence can be submitted through the MoHRE’s mobile app, official website or their e-services system. As long as the applicant correctly fills in all of the required information and signs a document agreeing to follow accepted societal norms and behaviours, then the licence will be approved and the applicant will be able to give private lessons.

The goals of implementing this type of licensing include creating a legal framework, protecting the rights of both the tutor and the students, regulating the efficiency of the teaching process, simplifying business practices and reducing haphazard tutoring in general. As a result, students can expect to receive an overall higher level of private tutoring that is sure to meet their educational needs.

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