Governor backs Bridge Academies despite court order

Bridge International Academies co-founder Shannon May interacts with one of the school's pupils in the past. FILE PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The Friday meeting is set to deliberate on critical issues affecting the school after High court judge Justice Korir on February 17, this year upheld the decision to close 10 academies for failing to meet education standards outlined in an inspection report.
  • The Board, in November 2014, decided to close the academies in Busia for non-compliance citing the schools provided unsanitary learning conditions, used unqualified teachers who were also not properly licensed.

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has backed operations of Bridge International School in the county despite a court directive to shut down ten of its 12 academies for non-compliance with education standards.

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