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[Renamed] Modern High School Dubai

Modern High School Dubai

Modern High School Dubai information
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School name Modern High School Dubai
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Indian
Qualifications or Courses IB, CISCE, ICSE, ISC
Head of school Mr Darryl Lancelot Bloud (Principal)
Executive body or owner GEMS Education, Varkey Group
Date founded October 1986
Number of students (approx) 2300
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Nad Al Sheba 3 - location map
Postal address PO Box 53663, Dubai, UAE
Telephone renamed
Fax +971-4-3263402
Email info_mhs@gemsedu.com
Website www.gemsmhs.com
School fees structure 26,780-42,050 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 6,000 - 11,000 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 205 votes.
Parent satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 55 votes.
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 69 votes.
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[Renamed] Modern High School Dubai > Dubai Modern High School > GEMS Dubai Modern High School > GEMS Modern Academy (Dubai)

2007-2014 information moved to GEMS Modern Academy page.

[Archive or delete?] November 2010 - March 2011 - incident of alleged rape of student by bus driver

Media publications reported the tragic case on 16 January 2011 of a 4 year old kindergarten student at a private school in Dubai who was allegedly raped by a school bus driver, a cleaner, and an attendant while on her way home from school (on 11 November 2010).

The Khaleej Times carried some readers' comments on 18 January 2011, as did many other newspapers. What was disturbing was that some of the comments appeared to indicate there were more incidents of a similar nature which had gone unreported. The KT said:

In response to the KT coverage of the molestation of a four year old child in a school bus we are receiving hundreds of comments, some detailing reports of other similar incidents. We cannot carry any of these reports unless they are first reported to the police. The police are your friends and they are there to help you like they helped this family. This hesitation to go to the police only makes a situation worse. Please take the courage of your conviction and if you are a silent victim seek their help because if you do nothing that molester is out there and is a danger to some other child. That is not something you would like on your conscience.

Whilst some UAE residents and visitors might be reluctant to report a rape or any other form of sexual assault to the police for fear of being arrested for having had sex (as has happened on several occasions), if the incident involves a young child, such fears should be groundless. Although there was a worrying case in Abu Dhabi in 2010 of a 14 year old girl being charged with consensual sex and a 28 year old bus driver being charged with rape, after an encounter between the two parties. And another case in Ajman where a 14 year old schoolgirl was arrested and jailed (while awaiting trial) in March 2011 on a charge of adultery.

Last update 12 January 2019
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