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Thursday, 11 October 2012

The British Council: friend or foe?

Educators working overseas complain that the venerable quango's business interests have turned it into a rival.

A few years ago, when the CfBT Education Trust, a non-profit organisation that runs schools and education services, was looking to expand its operations in Malaysia, its chief executive, Neil McIntosh, arranged a meeting with the local high commissioner. When he got there, though, he was disappointed to see that the commissioner had brought along a representative of one of CfBT's main competitors. "He was a bit put out that I should see the British Council in that light," says McIntosh.

Read the rest at The Guardian

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