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Kenyan school ranked top 10 in Africa

Kevin Okumu
A class session at the Bridge International Academy. [photo/WISEQatar]

A school based in Kenya has emerged among the top 10 employers in Africa.

B

ridge International Academies, an international

network of schools with its headquarters in 

 Nairobi emerged top in a survey conducted on 20,000 employees across Africa.

Bridge international shared position 9 with Shell in the research done by 

Africa

Business Magazine.

According to the survey, the employees working with the school indicated their ability to relate to the

impact the Academy is making in underprivileged communities

"More interestingly, Bridge International Academies is the only social enterprise named in the

top 100 choice employers in Africa," said Africa Business Magazine.

The

list is predominantly composed of multinational companies and multilateral organizations

including World Bank Group (1), Chevron (2), African Development Bank(ADB) (4), and GE at position 7.Bridge International Academies started its operations in Kenya in 2008 and currently operates

schools in Kenya, India, Liberia, Nigeria and

Uganda.

However, the schools have attracted controversy after the 

Kenya National Union

of Teachers (KNUT) published a report requesting the government to

shut down the institutions due to their "unfit" education model.

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