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ANALYSIS: Bridge Academies closure

What it says about politics of education provision The High Court in Kampala on Nov.4 confirmed the closure of Bridge International Academies, the American-owned schools that operate in Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and India and funded by American billionaires Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg and institutions such as CDC, IFC, and …

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VIDEO: 72-year old gets Bugema degree

VIDEO: Bugema University in Luweero is set to start offering PhDs to allow more Ugandans get higher education. This was revealed by the University Vice Chancellor Prof. Patrick Manu who was presiding over the graduation of over 1300 students including a 72 year old lady. The Vice Chancellor asked students who …

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Uganda High Court bans Gates-backed schools

Uganda’s High Court on Friday ordered the closure of a chain of low-cost private schools backed by Microsoft and Facebook founders Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Judge Patricia Basaza Wasswa ruled the 63 Bridge International Academies provided unsanitary learning conditions, used unqualified teachers and were not properly licensed. The ruling …

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Makerere students to petition Janet Museveni

The Makerere student leadership will petition the Minister of Education and Sports, First Lady Janet Museveni over the closure of the university. Guild president Roy Ssemboga told journalists that the university students council will formally write to the minister asking her to convince President Yoweri Museveni to order for the …

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No more homework! Parents go on strike

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Children have long complained about homework but parents in Spain are now joining in and have decided to go on strike against their offspring’s school load for the whole month of November. Called by the Spanish Alliance of Parents’ Associations (CEAPA), a network that covers …

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VIDEO: Another teacher ditches teaching for farming

VIDEO: The story of a 60 year old teacher who has no regret quitting her job as a trained teacher to engage in farming as an alternative source of livelihood. Peace Bampata says that after teaching for 15 years in various schools in Bushenyi district, in Western Uganda, she decided to call …

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