Uganda is shutting down 63 schools with 12,000 students funded by Bridge International Academy investors Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates for unqualified teachers, unsanitary conditions and much worse.
You would think billionaire investors such as these two would be a lot more responsible for what happens with their names attached to it, but all they do is walk away from the issue and put it in the hands of incompetence.
Uganda is shutting down 63 FOR-PROFIT schools backed by Zuckerberg and Gateshttps://t.co/9QC7yTtnR2
— Vera Van Horne (@VeraVanHorne) November 26, 2016
A legal tug-of-war between Ugandan authorities and a for-profit international chain of schools has led to the education provider being ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo.
Uganda’s High Court has described the Bridge International Academies (BIA) — which is funded by the likes of Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg — as unsanitary and unqualified, and has ordered it to close its doors in December because it ignored Uganda’s national standards and put the “life and safety” of its 12,000 young students on the line.
The Director of Education Standards for the Ministry, Huzaifa Mutazindwa, told CNN that the nursery and primary schools were not licensed, the teachers weren’t qualified and that there was no record of its curriculum being approved.
“The Ministry does not know what is being taught in these schools which are a point of concern to (the) government,” Mutazindwa said.
The low-cost education provider, which has 63 campuses across Uganda, is allowed to remain open until December 8 to enable students to sit for exams and finish the third term. This was after BIA secured an interim court order that restrained the government from closing its schools until its leading case for stay could be heard in court.
Schools Funded By Gates and Zuckerberg Ordered Closed In Uganda for lack of curriculum and certification. – https://t.co/j5pi6Vyw5V
— Jason Nolan (@jasonnolan) November 26, 2016
Schools partially funded by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg ordered to close | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/dWLfAyHSJS
— StrongWomenLoveTrump (@mcgilh) November 26, 2016
— CNN (@CNN) November 26, 2016
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