High Court of Uganda denies Bridge International Academies’ application to suspend Ministry order to close unlicensed schools

In a judgement, dated 16 March 2018, the High Court of Uganda at Kampala denied Bridge International Academies’ (Bridge) interim injunction application seeking to maintain operations while the company’s licensing is under review. As such, all 63 Bridge schools should, by law, currently be closed in Uganda. Earlier this year, Bridge filed the injunction to […]

May 10, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Evidence before marketing: recalling the known, independently verified facts about Bridge International Academies

Human rights and civil society organizations, address Bridge International Academies´ response, given after organizations called on investors to cease support of the multi-national for-profit chain of private schools on March 1st. This blog post was originally posted on NORRAG’s website. After over two years of research and engagement, 88 organisations published an open letter on the […]

April 24, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Kenyan citizens, parents and teachers file complaint against the World Bank for its funding to Bridge International Academies

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Washington, DC, 16 April 2018) Following repeated efforts to raise concerns about investments in Bridge International Academies, the Kenyan-based organisation East African Centre for Human Rights (EACHRights) and eight Kenyan citizens have today submitted a complaint to the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) via its Compliance Advisor Ombudsman regarding its […]

April 16, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Kenyan court prevents attempts by Bridge International Academies to muzzle critics

Nairobi, Kenya, 23 February 2018 The High Court of Kenya at Nairobi dismissed on Tuesday the application for an interim injunction against the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and its Secretary General Mr Wilson Sossion which had temporarily barred them from publicly discussing the operations of the largest chain of private schools in Kenya, […]

February 26, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Bridge International Academies must respect the right to education and comply with Ugandan Government order to close its schools

Joint statement – 7 February 2018 (Kampala, Nairobi, Dakar) Following the decision of the Government of Uganda to close Bridge International Academies in in the country, after 18 months of investigation and court battles, civil society organizations call on the US-based company to comply with the Government decision and stop undermining the right to education. […]

February 7, 2018 in Uncategorized by

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Event: Geneva Consultation on Human Rights Guiding Principles with regards to Private Involvement in Education

Together with the Missions of Finland, France, and Portugal, NORRAG, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Amnesty International, the Equal Education Law Centre, the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Initiative for Economic and Social Rights, and the Right to Education Initiative, we would like to invite you to […]

December 20, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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New UK parliament report finds Bridge’s model problematic and raises questions about UK funding

21 November 2017 In a milestone new inquiry report revealed today, members of the UK parliament have raised serious questions about UK Government funding of the American chain of schools Bridge International Academies due to concerns regarding the quality of education, relationship with governments, alleged lack of compliance with governments’ regulations, and high cost of […]

November 21, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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The Network for Public Education Releases its Investigative Report

The Network for Public Education has released an investigative report on charter schools, Charters and Consequences: An investigative series.  The report concludes that “unregulated, taxpayer-funded business model of education is a fiscal and educational disaster. Whatever the benefits it offers to the few, the overall negative consequences must be addressed.” The report recognizes that “many families have […]

November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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African Commission raises concerns about lack of regulation of Bridge International Academies

(Nairobi, 13th November 2017) In a report made available last week, the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) demanded that the Government of Kenya effectively enforce regulations in regard to the controversial American chain of private schools, Bridge International Academies, as a measure to guarantee quality education in Kenya. The ACHPR expressed concern […]

November 13, 2017 in Press Releases, Right to education by

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