Bridge International Academies are not authorised to operate in Uganda, says Ministry of Education

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Ministry of education has reiterated its position that Bridge international academies whose financial backers include Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg has no license and is not authorised to open for the school year 2018.

In a statement, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of education Alex Kakooza says Bridge international academy through an aggressive public and social media campaign is hoodwinking unsuspecting parents about the status of the 63 Bridge Schools in Uganda.

Kakooza says that the Ministry has not yet licensed the Bridge Schools because they have not yet met the requirements to merit being licensed to operate in Uganda.

The issues raised by the ministry include the structures used by Bridge schools, Failure to meet the requirements for Bridge Schools to be licensed as International Schools, and the fact that normal/ordinary schools cannot according to the ministry be licensed as academies.

Photo courtesy of Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

Source: NTV Uganda (link opens in a new window)