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Ras Al Khaimah’s Private Schools to Get a New Regulator: Rakdok Takes the Helm

Ras Al Khaimah’s Private Schools to Get a New Regulator: Rakdok Takes the Helm

by Editorial TeamJune 14, 2024

Exciting changes are underway for private schools in Ras Al Khaimah. The Ministry of Education (MoE) has announced a major shift, announcing the intention to gradually hand over the job of regulating private schools to the newly established Ras Al Khaimah Department of Knowledge (Rakdok).

The move from MoE to Rakdok will take place in phases throughout the coming academic year, and marks a strategic partnership aimed at improving educational standards across the Emirate.

A New Vision for Schools in Ras Al Khaimah

The inception of Rakdok’s indicates a top-down desire for improvements across educational services in Ras Al Khaimah. now also expects to see increased alignment with top-tier international standards in the Emirate’s private schools.

Abdul Rahman Al Naqbi, a key figure on Rakdok’s Board of Directors, highlighted the partnership’s potential to transform education in the region.

“This collaboration with MoE is a golden opportunity to elevate our educational standards and cater to the diverse needs of our students, including those of determination,” Al Naqbi remarked.

Schools in Ras Al Khaimah, Rakdok logo

The logo for the new Ras Al Khaimah Department of Knowledge

School Boom in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah is home to 107 public and private schools, offering a variety of curricula. The education sector in the Emirate is vibrant, and growing. In a nod to its progress, UNESCO included Ras Al Khaimah in its global network of learning cities in 2022.

Learning from the Best: KHDA, SPEA, and ADEK

Rakdok follows in the footsteps of the successful regulatory frameworks established by other emirates. Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), and Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) have all set high standards in overseeing and enhancing private education.

The Four Pillars of Rakdok

Rakdok’s structure is designed to be robust and comprehensive, comprising four main departments:

  • Institutional Licensing and Compliance: Ensures schools meet all regulatory standards.
  • Operations Management and Customer Relations: Oversees day-to-day operations and stakeholder engagement.
  • Quality Management and Evaluation: Maintains high educational standards through rigorous assessments.
  • Strategies and Policies: Crafts forward-thinking educational strategies and policies.

The MoE’s Continued Commitment to Schools

Rabaa Ali Al Sumaiti, the MoE’s Undersecretary for Performance Improvement, promised support for Rakdok. The ministry’s goal is clear: to create an environment where students can reach their full potential and to attract world-class educational institutions to Ras Al Khaimah.


“We are committed to ongoing, constructive collaboration with Rakdok and local partners to continuously develop and enhance the educational system in the UAE,” Al Sumaiti said.

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