January 24, 2018 With an aim to inaugurate by 2020, the construction work of the Aga Khan Academy is going to start by this year, the Aga Khan Development Network or AKDN says.
The Academy in Dhaka will eventually be part of a network of 18 centres of educational excellence in a total of 14 countries across Africa, Central and South Asia and the Middle East.
The Aga Khan laid a foundation stone for Bangladesh’s first Aga Khan Academy on May 20, 2008, during his Dhaka visit (http://www.akdn.org/press-release/aga-khan-academy-be-established-bangladesh).
The schools will use the International Baccalaureate curriculum and admit students on the basis of their academic potential rather than their ability to pay.
Located on a 20-acre plot in Bashundhara, Dhaka, the Aga Khan Academy will initially enrol 750 students in K–12 classes. It eventually plans to expand to 1,200 at peak capacity.