Dubai: 100,000 students will take part in a well-being survey and offer their perspectives on happiness.


The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said that the Dubai Student Wellbeing Census, which begins this week, will involve more than 100,000 students and 20,000 private school employees.

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, director-general of KHDA, said: “This year represents a milestone for student well-being in Dubai. The fifth year of the Dubai Student Wellbeing Census will give school leaders reliable data that will help them make changes to teaching and learning that have a meaningful impact on well-being.”

Students and staff will provide information about their well-being and happiness during this year’s census. Relationships at school and at home, student participation with teaching and learning, and students’ feelings about the future are all covered in the survey.

The Dubai Student Wellbeing Census is a five-year project that assesses how students in private schools in Dubai feel and think about their well-being. It promotes Dubai’s goal of becoming one of the world’s five happiest cities by assisting schools in improving student well-being.

Students said they were getting more sleep, eating breakfast and other meals more regularly, and having closer ties with their professors during the remote learning period during last year’s survey, which was held during the pandemic phase.

“The fourth year of the Adults@School Wellbeing Census will continue to give school staff the insights they need to improve their own well-being and the well-being of all adults at their school. With the help of educators and parents, we’re creating a culture that measures and defines success well beyond academics,” Al Karam added.