April 3, 2018 Adam

Scholé secures major investment to create a new school group in Africa

We’re delighted to announce that Scholé has secured a major investment to create a new group of high quality child centred schools across East Africa.

The investment will be housed in a new joint venture between Scholé, ADvTECH and Caerus Capital.

We are making our first acquisition in Kenya with the prestigious Makini group of schools. Founded in 1978 by the highly acclaimed educator and businesswoman Dr Mary Okelo, Makini is one of East Africa’s most successful education companies with 8 schools across 4 campuses in Nairobi and Kisumu, providing places to over 3,000 students from ages 3-18.

These will be the first in a collaborative network of local curriculum schools across the region. Our schools will combine academic excellence with a commitment to developing the whole child through high quality pastoral support and rich co-curricular programmes.

Scholé has been opening and operating schools in East Africa since 2012. We have pioneered an innovative child centred learning model, blending the best of British and African educational approaches to create substantial improvements in teaching quality and academic results.

JSE-listed ADvTECH is Africa’s largest private education provider, with over 100 schools in South Africa and Botswana. Caerus is a leading international education investment and advisory business, responsible for the influential Business of Education in Africa report published last year.

All of us at Scholé are looking forward to this new chapter with ADvTECH, Caerus, Makini and a wide range of other schools in the region. We believe that some of the best teachers in the world are to be found in Africa, and we’re looking forward to working with them to engage and inspire the next generation of young people across the continent.

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