Chicken coop private schools for Africa’s kids
MUGWENA MALULEKE reports on Bridge International Academies, a billionaire-funded company running substandard for-profit schools all across Africa and Asia
BRIDGE International Academies (BIA) is an education-for-profit business. It has plans to sell basic education services for 10 million schoolchildren in Africa and Asia by 2025. But in Uganda its ambitions has been checked by government intervention.
BIA expanded quickly in Uganda. It acquired 12,000 fee-generating students since February, 2015.
BIA has received $100m (£78.4m) in funding from — among others — the global edu-business... read more
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