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EuroKids to offer Cambridge course at A'bad campus

BS Reporter  |  Mumbai/ Ahmedabad 

Adding a global curriculum to its kitty, EuroKids International Ltd. is set to offer IGCSE course at its Ahmedabad Euro School campus soon. Moreover, the Mumbai-based school education company is expanding its network in Ahmedabad by adding two more Euro School campuses in the city.

"We had been offering ICSE and CBSE curriculum at our Euro School campuses. However, we have been expanding our network as well as offerings. Hence, we plan to launch IGCSE, a curriculum of Cambridge University in Mumbai and Ahmedabad in near future," said Vikas Phadnis, Director, EuroKids.

Currently, EuroKids International Ltd. has over 850 pre-schools under the brand name EuroKids, 90 per cent of which are franchised.

Of these, about 55 EuroKids pre-schools are in Gujarat. Plus, the company runs around 17 K-12 company owned Euro Schools in the country.

As part of its expansion plans, EuroKids is looking to have 1000 pre-schools and 30 K-12 schools in the next 2-3 yrs.

"We would focus on southern and western regions of the country. Also, Ahmedabad market is also an important part of our expansion plans. While we have one Euro school each in Ahmedabad and Surat, we plan to add two more in the former city in next couple of years," said Phadnis.

Further among its global plans, the company has set up its first EuroKids pre-school in Jumeirah, and signed a master franchise agreement with the government in Saudi Arabia for setting up pre-schools in the Middle East country.

Meanwhile, mainly targeting the expatriate Indian communities in West Asia and Singapore, the company plans to set up EuroSchool in UAE over the next two years.

It has also tied up a property for its venture on the East Coast of Singapore. Among these, about 50 percent of these would be company-owned while the rest are to be franchisees.

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First Published: Mon, January 16 2012. 00:50 IST