"Confident attitudes to education, habits of learning, develop early in life. They are related to health and physical vitality, reinforced by steady, predictable environments of honesty, fairness and intellectual rigour."
New Edition of the Aga Khan Academies Newsletter
Elias Okwara returns to the Academy to speak to current students
Creating leaders for civil society
Aga Khan Academy to be Established in Bangladesh
Aga Khan Urges Educators to Embrace Pluralism and Diversity in Teaching: He urges intellectual humility and pluralism as essential to a 21st Century education
Aga Khan to Build Uganda's First Aga Khan Academy: Economic development must be matched by human development
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Aga Khan Academy students pursue a well-balanced education combining intellectual inquiry, academic excellence, sporting and cultural activities and a grounding in ethics and moral reasoning. They are committed to rigor and self-discipline in their studies and subscribe to the principles of intellectual honesty in the preparation of their work. They respect their teachers and fellow students. They extend their respect to the cultural, religious and political convictions of others in school and in society. They dedicate themselves to debate issues honestly and fairly. They aim to understand and recognise the value of other views even as they value their own.
They are self-aware and socially conscious. They are committed to the development of their communities, their nation and civil society in the world at large. They are motivated to help others less fortunate than themselves.
They strive to acquire knowledge as part of a balanced, lifelong process of inquiry that leads to intellectual and personal growth, as well as a means to fulfil material goals. The mastery of a particular discipline is balanced by a broad knowledge of several subjects, including science, art, literature and music.
They are also citizens of the world and at ease in environments and settings other than their own. They are generous and tolerant towards other cultures and traditions. They are bilingual or multilingual. They embrace the rich diversity of the world while valuing their own identity.