UAE allocates Dh10.4 billion budget for Education

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The government allocated Dh10.4 billion for education in 2020, in which the fund will ensure sustainability of educational development programs and encourage partnerships with private sector.

The UAE Cabinet approved on Tuesday the DH61.35 billion federal budget for 2020 that will focus on social welfare.

The budget will strongly focus on the well being of the citizen, as the budget is strategically separated in social development, education, and healthcare of UAE nationals.

The government budget for education in 2019 was Dh10.29 billion and the budget for healthcare was raised from Dh4.4 billion in 2019 to 4.9 billion in 2020.

“One-third of the budget is allocated for social development, one-third for government affairs and the rest for infrastructure and economic developments. The year 2020 will be the beginning of a new development decade,” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet after a Cabinet meeting in Abu Dhabi.

“The federal budget is balanced and reflects our national priorities and is managed efficiently,” he added.