The Aga Khan Schools in Pakistan


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31 August 2020
Digital Learning Programme in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral
Since March 2020, when schools shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan has been carrying out various remote learning programmes to ensure that our students are able to continue their education from their homes.
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07 August 2020
Through a child’s eyes
When schools first shut down in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, it was announced that they would be closed for 3 days only.
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03 June 2020
A new way of learning
It is a bit unusual for parents to proudly tell the teacher that their kids are glued to the television first thing in the morning. But when classrooms move to the TV screen, it is a great thing for a teacher to hear.
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24 April 2020
So little time, so much to read
Sultana Jabeen, an English language teacher at the Aga Khan School, Murtaza Abad in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, says she is now used to getting calls from students who have finished reading their allotted books before the week is up and are eager for new reading material.
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10 April 2020
Born to heal
When you are “eager” to return to work in a hospital during a pandemic, it might be safe to say that you have found your calling.
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13 March 2020
The joy of sharing stories
“Storytelling is what connects us to our humanity,” says director, actor and educator Jon Ferreira.
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09 March 2020
Spreading the sweetness of Hunza honey
Nausheen Barkat has a mission in life: to take organic products from her hometown in Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan to the world.
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13 February 2020
World Read Aloud Day: A solitary activity, enjoyed with friends
Shifa Imran of Aga Khan School, Garden had always been fond of reading in seclusion, that is, she says, till the World Read Aloud Day was celebrated at their school on February 5.
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15 September 2019
What motivates students to perform well? Fizza Rubab and Hanif Ali share their secrets to success.
Academic excellence means different things for different people. For some, like Fizza Rubab from Karachi, it’s is a matter of carrying forward the family tradition.
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08 August 2019
AKES,P students win 1st and 2nd positions at Tech Fair
The students who competed in the Fair were part of a tech boot camp in which 140 students from different schools in the region participated.
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04 June 2019
An AKHSS, Karachi Alumnus Wins Scholarship for Study Abroad
First position holder in Higher Secondary School Certificate, qualified engineer, and now a scholarship winner for a Master’s in Hydraulic and Civil Engineering at the prestigious Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INP) in Grenoble, France.
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21 May 2019
Scaling the Learning Curve
It is easy to forget that for teachers to be good educators, they need to be learning just like their students. Not just about their own subjects, but also about evolving pedagogies and how teaching is practiced across the globe.
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05 March 2019
AKS ski squad dominates on the Hindu Kush
Heritage sport makes a comeback in Chitral
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03 January 2019
AKHSS Karachi produces exemplary doctors
Hajra Arshad was a studious student of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi (AKHSS), studying in the pre-medical group from 2016–2018.
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02 January 2019
Alumni of AKHSS Achieves Academic Success
In 2014, Sajida Parveen received admission at the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Hunza in grade VIII.
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16 December 2018
AKHSS Seenlasht hosts 3 Day Science, Technology and Arts competition
On November 16, District Police officer Chitral Captain (R) Furqan Bilal inaugurated the three-day Science, Technology and Arts competition organized by The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Seenlasht.
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26 November 2018
AKHSS Chitral Produces a Gentleman Cadet
Muntazir Hassan, son of the proud Muhammad Khan, was born in the valleys of Parkusap Chitral, in northern Pakistan. For most of his student life, Muntazir was a student of the Aga Khan Education Services, first at the Aga Khan School of Parkusap and later, his matriculation and F.Sc. from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Chitral.
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29 October 2018
President of Pakistan, Mr. Arif Alvi, visits Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Hunza
On October 26, 2018, the President of Pakistan, Mr. Arif Alvi visited the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Hunza (AKHSS) as part of a three-day programme to Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral to visit the various agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
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30 July 2018
Chitral schools trace history to celebrate Diamond Jubilee
Very few are old enough to remember the glamour and circumstance with which Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan III was weighed against diamonds gifted to him on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee—60 years of being the Imam, or spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslim community.
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05 June 2018
Karachi students to get a glimpse of IB in faraway cities
Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi congratulates its students on their selection in United World Colleges (UWC) Scholarship Programme, 2018. For the next two years, three of our students will find themselves studying the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in Bosnia, Armenia and Costa Rica.
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20 April 2018
Students embark on USA Exchange Programme
This August 2018, Sajid and Muzamil will embark on an enriching experience as they journey to the USA on scholarship for the YES study exchange programme.
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18 April 2018
Student receives United World Colleges Scholarship in Central America
Sajida Jan from Sandi Yasin, District Ghizer, a student of AKHSS, Gahkuch has been selected for United World Colleges
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18 April 2018
Student receives United World Colleges Scholarship in Japan
Nadeem Akbar from Barkolti, Yasin, District Ghizer and studies at AKHSS Gilgit.
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18 January 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Aga Khan School Upgraded to Higher Secondary Level
Intermediate level classes at the Aga Khan School Meragram will start in the new academic year in 2018. The school will now provide continuous education from pre-primary to higher secondary.
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10 January 2018
AKHSS Kuragh Celebrates Annual Achievements with Parents
As posted in Chitral Today, the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS) Kuragh observed its annual day with more than 100 parents in attendance.
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27 December 2017
AKHSS Kuragh celebrates Annual Parents Day
As posted in Chitral Today, the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS) Kuragh, observed its annual day with more than 100 parents in attendance.
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08 November 2017
Global Encounters Youth Camp visits Aga Khan Schools, Pakistan
The Global Encounters Camp, which took place in August 2017 in Pakistan, invited students between the ages of 15 to 17 years from across the world to engage in cultural exchange and broaden their horizons.
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20 October 2017
SPOTLIGHT: Top students receive scholarships to Asian University for Women
Eight young women from the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Kuragh, Pakistan have been admitted to the prestigious Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh on scholarships.
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10 October 2017
IN THE MEDIA: Chitrali student excels in MBBS exam
Faryal Nosheen, a student of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Kuragh, grabbed the first place position among Chitrali students in MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine) during the first year for the academic session 2017-18.
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20 June 2017
SPOTLIGHT: Graduate of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi represents Pakistan at the International Cricket Women’s World Cup
An all-rounder cricketer, Kainat Imtiaz, has been selected to play for Pakistan at the International Cricket Council Women’s World Cup 2017 in England.
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07 June 2017
SPOTLIGHT: AKHSS, Karachi Students compete at Intel ISEF Science Fair
For the fourth year in a row, students from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi (AKHSS) participated at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Los Angeles, USA from May 14 – 19, 2017.
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07 June 2017
Three Aga Khan Schools in Pakistan win the British Council’s International School Award
Three schools from Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKES,P) -- Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan School, Aga Khan School, Sultanabad, and Diamond Jubilee School, Altit, Hunza -- won the British Council’s International School Award.
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28 December 2016
FEATURE: The success of women against the odds: Educate a woman, educate a community
Former head of Diamond Jubilee (DJ) Learning Resource High School (LRHS) Chatorkhand, Chashman Bibi, and current schoolteacher at the DJ Middle School Sultanabad, Zareena Begum, have inspiring stories. 
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28 December 2016
One person’s service to education: A veteran teacher
Forty-three years are not enough to make some people tired of teaching. One such person is Martabah Shah, who retired from Diamond Jubilee (DJ) Middle School, Gitch (Gilgit-Baltistan) after teaching for 43 years. He says with a smile, “I could still keep going.”
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27 December 2016
Ambitious for education: The importance of Village Education Committee
Hadi Husain is an army retiree, and served on the Village Education Committee (VEC) for the Diamond Jubilee (DJ) Learning Resource High School (LRHS), Chatorkhand (Gilgit-Baltistan) from 2004 to 2008.
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26 December 2016
Impact of education on women: An empowered woman’s journey
Gulnara Kamal, head teacher at Diamond Jubilee (DJ) Middle School, Gitch (Gilgit-Baltistan), put in years of hard work and resolve to get where she is today.
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25 December 2016
The change brought about by education: A whole new world
Musa Khan is one of those teachers who have dedicated their lives to educating children in their communities.

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23 December 2016
Community-led School Construction
The first Diamond Jubilee (DJ) schools began in 1946 and were conducted in available spaces in Jamaat Khanas (Ismaili community centre) under open skies, in communal kitchens and in guesthouses.
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22 December 2016
The changing face of education
It was in 1997 when the landscape around education changed. New training programmes were introduced and leadership building was conducted. 
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22 December 2016
Secondary School Certificate examinations
Student Hira Naz stood 1st Overall in Pakistan in Secondary School Certificate examinations. 
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22 December 2016
Students performances
The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Gilgit's students performances in 2016.
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22 December 2016
Sindh Junior Sports Association
The Sindh Junior Sports Association arranged the Third Karachi Junior Championship 2016.
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22 December 2016
Secondary School Certificate examinations
Student Ali Nawaz Khan stood 3rd in the Science group in Secondary School Certificate examinations.
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22 December 2016
Students performances
Our students have been performing well both in curricular and co-curricular activities. 
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