AFRICAN COMMISSION RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT BRIDGE INTL SCHOOLS

AFRICAN COMMISSION RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT BRIDGE INTL SCHOOLS

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 over the “lack of monitoring and effective regulation of private school chains, such as Bridge International Academies”. The ACHPR was particularly concerned that Bridge schools “register as non-formal schools, whereas they appear to offer formal education”. This raises concerns on the
compliance of Bridge International Academies with the protection of the right to education under Kenyan national law, including articles 43 and 53 of the Constitution as well as Sections 5 and 7 of the 2013 Basic Education Act.
You can find the full report here: