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12 December 2023
Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan forges key collaborations to advance access to quality education
Throughout 2023, the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), Pakistan forged significant collaborations with alumni, educational representatives and welfare organisations to continue its aim of providing students across Pakistan with access to quality education. Through the signing of four Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), all parties involved showcased a commitment to bettering education across the country.
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05 December 2023
“Encouraged to come forward”: Impact of an Aga Khan Schools education
Dr Fozia Parveen, an alumna of the Diamond Jubilee Model School, Sonikot is Assistant Professor at the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development. As an environmental scientist, one way she applies her research is by educating teachers to encourage the next generation to care for the planet.
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22 November 2023
Diamond Jubilee Learning Resource High School, Phander unveils upgraded ICT lab
The Diamond Jubilee Learning Resource High School, Phander celebrated the reinauguration of its information and communications technology (ICT) lab in November, following a comprehensive renovation and a significant upgrade of its equipment.
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09 November 2023
From recitations to recognition: Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan celebrates Parents' Day with pride and partnership
In a heartening display of unity, talent and collaboration, the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), Pakistan recently hosted Parents' Day events across some of its schools, providing a platform for parents to witness and appreciate the remarkable progress and talents of their children. The events were held in various regions with notable celebrations in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan.
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07 November 2023
From heart to hand: Aga Khan School, Garden students spread joy and nutrition on World Food Day
In a heartwarming display of empathy and dedication, the Aga Khan School, Garden’s primary school student club, the Civic Engagement Society, took a profound stand on World Food Day by donating food and visiting the elderly and children from varying socio-economic backgrounds.
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27 October 2023
Students shine in The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023
More than 70 talented students from the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), Pakistan showcased their exceptional writing skills in The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023. This prestigious contest, established in 1883 by the Royal Commonweath Society, continues to inspire and elevate young minds from the Commonwealth nations across the globe.
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20 September 2023
Innovative minds shine at the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi's Researchathon
The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Karachi hosted its second annual “Researchathon” on the 15 and 16 September 2023.
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22 August 2023
AKES, Pakistan students participate in Seeds of Peace Camp
Three students from the Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan School, Karachi, Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Kharadhar and Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi attended the Seeds of Peace Camp in Maine, United States. Students experienced a transformative journey developing skills of peace, leadership and communication.
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01 August 2023
Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi students triumph in the Prime Minister's National Innovation Award
Hafsa Khalid and Zonera Irfan, Grade 12 students from the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Karachi, were selected to participate in the Prime Minister's National Innovation Award (PMNIA) 2023.
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21 July 2023
Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi hosts conference on AI and education
The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi successfully hosted a thought-provoking conference on artificial intelligence (AI) and Education 4.0 titled, "Empowering Minds, Shaping the Future", on 15 July 2023.
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02 May 2023
Nurturing environmental stewards at the Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan School, Karachi
On 28 April 2023, the Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan School, Karachi transformed into a hub of environmental enthusiasm as the school celebrated Earth Day with a profound commitment to sustainability. This special occasion was more than just a date on the calendar; it marked a pivotal moment for over 1,200 pre-primary students who actively engaged in activities aimed at fostering environmental consciousness.
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29 March 2023
AKES, Pakistan alumna receives Sitara-e-Imtiaz award for outstanding national service and global impact
Samina Chagani, an alumna from the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan, received the third highest civil honour in Pakistan, the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, presented by the State of Pakistan for service to the country.
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25 January 2023
Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi excels at national and international science and engineering fairs
The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Karachi has once again demonstrated its commitment to nurturing scientific and engineering talent by securing remarkable victories at two major science and engineering fairs.
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05 December 2022
School building inaugurated at the Diamond Jubilee High School, Immit
A new school building was inaugurated on 29 November at the Diamond Jubilee High School, Immit, which is located in the Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan.
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30 September 2022
Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi hosts Researchathon 2022
The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Karachi hosted a two-day competition called “Researchathon 2022” from 25-26 September to showcase environmental, social, scientific and technological ideas presented by students.
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09 September 2022
Schools support communities in Pakistan during severe flooding
Devastating floods have impacted many communities across Pakistan, leaving many displaced and without essential items, such as food or water.
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23 July 2022
Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi organises professional development conference
The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Karachi organised a professional development conference for teachers, school leaders and academic coordinators on 16 July.
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18 June 2022
Ground-breaking ceremonies for three school buildings a part of AKES, Pakistan
Ground-breaking ceremonies for schools in Chitral marked the commencement of construction for three more state-of-the-art school buildings.
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29 April 2022
Aga Khan School, Garden students qualify for final round of entrepreneurial challenge
A group of students from the Aga Khan School, Garden in Karachi, Pakistan have qualified as Top 10 Finalists in the regional round of an entrepreneurial competition arranged by Enterprise Challenge Pakistan (ECP), a joint initiative of Prince’s Trust International and Social, Entrepreneurship and Equity Development (SEED) Ventures.
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06 April 2022
The Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan School, Karachi installs a new solar panel system
The Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan School, Karachi has recently installed three solar panels to help to produce electricity for the school, thanks to the generous support of alumni from the class of 1970. Many of the donations were made in memory of the loved ones of alumni. This new solar panel system will not only reduce the school’s dependency on the city’s electricity grid, but will also aid the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), Pakistan in meeting its key environmental goal of reducing the carbon footprint of the Aga Khan Schools.
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07 February 2022
Dreaming of international glory, one fight at a time
Jilbaz Khan, a Grade 11 student at Diamond Jubilee Model High School, Oshikandass in Gilgit-Baltistan, delighted his family, friends and fans of mixed martial arts by winning Pakistan’s National Fighting Tournament in Lahore, Pakistan in December 2021.
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31 December 2021
Students of Aga Khan Schools excel in board examinations across Pakistan
A Merit Citation Ceremony at the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS) in Gilgit was held to recognise the exceptional results achieved by students of Aga Khan Schools in Pakistan’s 2021 secondary and higher secondary school examinations for 15 and 17 year olds.
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17 August 2021
Federal Education Minister recognises Aga Khan Education Services for providing quality education in remote areas of northern Pakistan
Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Education, Mr. Shafqat Mehmood praised the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) for providing quality education to students in some of the remotest parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, the country’s northern-most mountainous areas.
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17 August 2021
Students from the Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan School, Karachi receive special mention in an international science competition
Four young inventors from the Sultan Mahomed Shah (SMS) Aga Khan School in Karachi received a special mention in an international science competition for designing and building a rotatable golf club.
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22 July 2021
Alumni's journey to the Aga Khan University Medical School
Alumni from Aga Khan Schools in Pakistan are excelling in different fields all over the world.
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21 July 2021
Aga Khan School alumna makes history in the police service of Pakistan
Shazia Ishaq, a graduate of the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Kuragh in Chitral, has made local history in the Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, by becoming the first female police officer in the district.
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31 May 2021
Improving Pakistan’s environmental future, one tree at a time
The Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan, in partnership with the National Ismaili Civic Initiative, launched a tree planting drive in 20 Aga Khan Schools across Pakistan. As part of the programme, not only are the students planting trees, they are responsible for looking after the saplings. Student also learn about the importance of taking care of the environment and the dangers of climate change.
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12 February 2021
2020: A Recap of the Year’s Successes at the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan
The Aga Khan Education Service (AKES) in Pakistan is one of the largest private networks of educational institutions in Pakistan, serving 47,000+ students from pre-primary to higher secondary.
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19 January 2021
Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan: Alumni Enhance the Local School Environment
Recently, Rafiq Hakim Ali, a graduate of the Sultan Mahomed Shah (SMS) Aga Khan School’s class of 1986, decided to get in touch with his former classmates.
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18 January 2021
Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan Increases its Educational Footprint
In a quest to provide students with greater opportunities, the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES) in Pakistan, with the support of local leaders, assumed the management of two community-based primary schools in October 2020.
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23 September 2020
Distance learning Programme
During the past 6 months, when schools have been closed due to the Coronavirus, the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan initiated various programmes to help our students keep up with their schoolwork.
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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
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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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
Students performances
Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan School's students performances in 2016.
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