In June this year, the High Court in Anambra, in a case brought by the grieving parents of an 11-month-old boy against a hospital for detaining them over unpaid bills, passed a landmark judgement that could serve as a precedent in future jurisdictions. Our contributor, Cheta Nwanze (@chxta_bee
), looks at how this ground-breaking ruling could go a long way in curing Nigerian hospitals of the bad habit of refusing treatment to patients and preventing them from exiting their premises over unpaid bills.
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In Africa, only three countries – Egypt, South Africa, and Morocco – spend over $1 billion annually on research. Six other countries – Ethiopia, Tunisia, Uganda, Sudan, Algeria, and Botswana – invest over $50 million a year on research. Nigeria and the rest of the continent spend way less than that, so “what is the point of having a university if you cannot fund it to do research,” asks Cheta Nwanze (@chxta_bee
) today in The Guardian as he looks at the reality or otherwise of free education in Africa.
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