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November 18, 2018

Sossion wants Matiang’i to close Bridge academies

KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion during a press conference at their KNUT offices./FILE
KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion during a press conference at their KNUT offices./FILE

Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion has demanded the closure of low-cost Bridge International Academies, saying they are a profit-making venture. He said the academies are informal schools but operate like private schools. The 405 schools charge Sh600 a month per child.

Sossion urged Education CS Fred Matiang’i to “ensure that all children in slums are catered for by the government.” There are about 500,000 children out of school in slums. He spoke after handing a petition to Bridge co-founder Shannon May, demanding an apology to researcher Curtis Riep who was arrested in Uganda when studying a Bridge school.

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