The UAE court exempts A student from 106,000 dirhams in school arrears for this reason

Ahmed Moawad - | UAE

A court in the United Arab Emirates ruled to exempt a guardian from tuition fees estimated at approximately 106,000 thousand dirhams to a private school in the UAE.

No contract

The Abu Dhabi Family Court for Civil and Administrative Claims explained that its ruling was based on the absence of a signed request from the plaintiff to enroll his child in studying within the private school like the rest of the students, in addition to the absence of a signed application from the plaintiff.

A lawsuit from the school obliging the guardian to pay dues and compensation

In its lawsuit, the private school demanded that the guardian be obligated to pay the tuition fees, which are estimated at 106,914 thousand dirhams, with an obligation to pay financial compensation amounting to 10,000 dirhams due to failure to pay, in addition to 12% interest.

The school's lawsuit also included obligating the guardian to pay attorney's fees and administrative expenses, and the defendant submitted a responsive memorandum and copies of the documents to the court.

Failure to pay fees for 4 years of study

In the lawsuit, the school demanded that the guardian be obligated to pay tuition fees for the years beginning from 2020 to 2023, but the guardian confirmed that his wife works at the school.

In fact, the school did not deny this matter, and the court indicated that the papers submitted by the school did not include any evidence of the existence of a signed request from the guardian to enroll their children in the study, in addition to the absence of a contract similar to the rest of the students when they enrolled in private schools.

The Abu Dhabi Court ruled to reject the lawsuit submitted by the school, and the court obligated the school to pay the expenses and fees.

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