The Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, an educational centre of excellence established by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), are making plans to welcome the first cohort of students in July next year.
Admission process will begin next month for the academic year starting from July 2022, according to AKDN.Award-winning and designed as international standards, the academy in Dhaka will be the fourth in the network of 18 Aga Khan Academies globally, joining those in Mombasa (Kenya), Hyderabad (India) and Maputo (Mozambique).
The goal of the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka is to develop future leaders for Bangladesh who are equipped with the skills to compete in a highly inter-connected, competitive, and globalised world, officials said.
“In addition to providing a rigorous academic and leadership experience, the academies help students develop ethical and pluralistic behaviours through community engagement and service,” said Theodore J (TJ) Coburn, the founding head of the academy in Dhaka, while talking to a small group of journalists on the campus on Wednesday.
He said students must be both globally minded and locally rooted to become effective leaders. “Global as well as local perspectives are reflected in the curriculum, and students’ study in both English and Bangla languages, with a high percentage expected to graduate with a bilingual IB Diploma.”
The Aga Khan Education Service has been operating The Aga Khan School, Dhaka for over three decades, successfully providing quality English-medium education through multiple curricula (IB and Cambridge), with our graduates making a difference in Bangladesh and globally.