63 Ugandan Schools Funded By Zuckerberg, Gates To Close Permanently
A judge ruled that Bridge International Academies' schools weren't properly licensed, used unqualified teachers and provided unsanitary conditions.By Briana Altergott | November 25, 2016
A chain of low-cost private schools in Uganda funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and others are being forced to shut down in a couple of weeks.
A judge ruled earlier this month that the 63 Bridge International Academies weren't properly licensed, used unqualified teachers and provided unsanitary learning conditions for the schools' more than 12,000 students.
The ruling upheld the ministry of education's July decision to permanently close the schools. The decision said the poor conditions endangered the lives of schoolchildren.