Uganda closes down Gates, Zuckerberg backed schools

The minister for education in Uganda will close down nurseries and school linked to Bill Gates and other entrepreneurs citing low standards

Uganda closes down Gates, Zuckerberg backed schools

World Bulletin / News Desk

Janet K. Museveni, Uganda’s minister of education and sports a formal announcement to parliament Tuesday, saying schools linked to Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and the World Bank will be closed at the end of the school term and will stay closed “until the ministry is satisfied that they have put in place what is required to operate a school as per ministry’s guidelines,”according to a transcript of her remarks.

In total 63 sites operated by the Bridge International Academies (BIA) network, which has support from the World Bank; by Pearson, the world’s largest for-profit education company; and by billionaires Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Pierre Omidyar, among others are being shut down The U.S. government has supported the Bridge International Academies with millions of dollars in development funds, and the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation awarded the network its 2015 Impact Award for Development Impact. The British government also supports the network with development funds.

BIA have nearly 100,000 students enrolled in various institutions across Kenya as well as in many countries in Africa. 

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Ağustos 2016, 14:38
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