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.