Private Schools & Quality Assurance
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Private Schools & Quality Assurance


Developing an affordable world class private education system for all students in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 

The Private Schools and Quality Assurance (PSQA) Sector was set up in 2010 to implement ADEC’s Strategic Plan for the rapid improvement of the school system in The Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The Sector’s key functions are to regulate, license, inspect and support private schools and these functions are carried out by five professional Divisions:

  • Policy, Planning & Performance Management Division 
  • Promotion & Business Development Division
  • Licensing & Accreditation Division
  • Inspection & Monitoring Division
  • School Improvement Division

Each Divisional team is led by a Division Manager and staffed by experts from the UAE and abroad, all of whom bring to ADEC a passionate commitment to the provision of high quality education for each and every student in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

PSQA’s Inspection and Monitoring Division carry out Irtiqa’a quality assurance inspections of all government and private schools in The Emirate of Abu Dhabi.