Private school and college company ADvTECH can see increasing expansion opportunities in Africa.Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi

JOHANNESBURG - South African private education group ADvTECH on Tuesday announced further expansion into Kenya and Uganda with the acquisition of nine schools, five campuses and boarding facilities, adding approximately 4,100 students to its portfolio.

ADvTECH's expansion follows the establishment by the group of a new partnership with Scholé Ltd, which has managed various schools throughout Sub-Saharan Africa since 2012. 

The group said the new partnership would strive to acquire schools across the continent and build a network of institutions known for their academic excellence in the mid-fee segment. 

In Kenya, ADvTECH is acquiring the prestigious Makini group of schools. Makini is well-known for academic excellence in the region, has eight schools on four campuses in Nairobi and Kisumu, and caters to 3,200 students from kindergarten to Grade 12.

In Uganda, ADvTECH will continue to manage Kisubi High School, a co-ed mid-fee boarding school in Kampala which provides a child-centred learning experience for more than 900 students. Scholé has managed the school since 2015.

"We are very excited about the structures we have put in place to expand into the rest of Africa and the future opportunities inherent in these new relationships," ADvTECH group chief executive Roy Douglas said.

Scholé International founder and chief executive, Adam Nichols, said he looked forward to great opportunities from the partnership with ADvTECH and various schools in the region.

"Our mission of increasing access to quality education in Africa, together with our desire to work with partners who share our ethos of academic excellence and child-led learning, make these new relationships a perfect fit," Nichols said.

 - African News Agency (ANA)