Muaz Shabandri

Journalist working in Dubai for Khaleej Times.

Half the schools in Dubai are not good, says KHDA

“There are currently 63 private schools in Dubai offering a good or better quality of education, a similar number to last year. These schools educate approximately half the total number of students who attend private schools. There are also 80 schools which continue to provide a quality of education below the expected ‘good’ level for Dubai,” said the report. A total of 143 schools have been inspected and most of these schools have been evaluated by school inspectors for five years in a row now

'India needs a 2-party system'

Former Indian president, scientist and educationist  Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam outlines his agenda for the youth, education reforms, ideal development scenario and, of course, electoral politics in his country in a free-wheeling chat with Muaz Shabandri Lovingly known as India’s missile man, Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, India’s former president, continues to win hearts wherever he goes. Currently in the UAE to visit the Sharjah International Book Fair, Dr Kalam shares a vision for creating enlightene

For water, food... for life itself

Seeing the plight of little children walking barefoot on gravel, blood oozing from a foot of a six-year-old girl catches my attention. The girl seems least bothered by her wound because she knows the nearest hospital is 10km away and her wound would heal naturally in a few weeks. Most children around her in a village in southern Ethiopia don’t hope for a lot from their future. Their basic mission in life is to survive for another day and face every challenge