The Aga Khan Nursery School, Makerere

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The Aga Khan Nursery School
Plot 9/11 Makerere Road
Old Kampala

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6837

Phone: Tel: +256 414 308 253
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TheAga Khan Nursery School, Makerere is a complex with seven large well-equipped classrooms. It has a multi-purpose playground, library, Teachers' Resource Room.

Health and Safety

A registered full-time nurse provides first aid treatment, conducts health classes and maintains students’ health records. Students are counseled regularly and, in some cases, the nurse meets parents to discuss their child’s health.

If your child is suffering from a serious medical condition, there are various medical facilities within the vicinity. In such cases, the School policy requires staff to inform the child’s parent or guardian immediately.

Frequent Questions

Q: Why study at an Aga Khan School?

A: The Aga Khan School strives for excellence through a continuous process of improvement that features regular review of teachers and programmes. At the same time, it works to create a harmonious balance between academic demands, sporting and cultural activities and community life.

Q: Is there an advantage to keeping my child in an Aga Khan School from Nursery to Secondary?

A: Yes. The transition will be smoother for children, who will not be required to take new entrance tests, and for parents, who will benefit from a smooth transition that is administered internally. In addition, there will not be any new entrance fees.

Q: How well qualified are your teachers?

A: Teachers at the High School are mainly Makerere graduates. Each teacher is recruited on the basis of his or her teaching ability, attitude, drive and educational outlook. Some overseas staff are recruited to support the School's multi-cultural ethic. All staff receive continuing professional training to develop their potential and keep abreast of developments in the field.

Q: Will it be difficult for my child to adjust in another Aga Khan School?

A: In general, Aga Khan schools everywhere follow the same educational principles and philosophy. A child who transfers should feel at home and will receive a warm welcome.

Q: What does Aga Khan Education Service, Uganda (AKES,U) do?

A: The Ugandan Schools are managed by AKES, U, which is part of the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES). AKES currently operates more than 200 schools and several educational programmes that provide quality pre-school, primary, secondary and higher secondary education services to more than 75,000 students in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates and Madagascar. Schools will also be developed in Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

AKES is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of development agencies working in health, education, culture and rural and economic development, primarily in Asia and Africa. These agencies include the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), Aga Khan Agency fro Microfinance, Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), Aga Khan Planning and Building Services (AKPBS), Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), Aga Khan University (AKU) and the University of Central Asia (UCA).

Q: Who is the Aga Khan?

A: The Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). A Harvard graduate in Islamic history, the Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather as Imam of the Ismailis in 1957. He has established and leads a number of private, international, non-denominational development agencies, collectively known as the Aga Khan Development Network.

The Network’s agencies seek to empower communities and individuals, often in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities. Active in over 20 countries, the Network’s underlying impulse is the ethic of compassion for the vulnerable in society. Its agencies and institutions work for the common good of all citizens, regardless of origin, gender or religion. [ Find out more ]

Q: Is there any preference given to Ismaili children?

A: No. In fact the School is non-denominational and accepts children from all faiths.

Q: What if my child falls ill during school hours?

A: A registered full-time nurse provides first aid treatment, conducts health classes and maintains students’ health records.

Q: Do you provide textbooks?

A: The School provides all books and stationery.

School Calendar: National Section

Term 1 (2019)

21st January - 1st February
In-service Training

4th February
Beginning of Term 1 for students

8th March
International Women's Day (Public holiday)

19th April
Good Friday (Public holiday)

22nd April
Easter Monday (Public holiday)

3rd May
End of Term 1

Term 2 (2019)

20-24th May
In-service Training

27th May
Beginning of Term 2 for students

3rd June
Martyr's Day (Public holiday)

5th June
Eid al-Fitr (Public holiday - tentative)

12th August
Eid al-Adha (Publi holiday - tentative)

23rd August
End of Term 2

Term 3 (2019)

9-13th September
In-service Training

16th September
Beginning of Term 3 for students

9th October
Independence Day (Public holiday - tentative)

29th November
End of Term 3

School Calendar: International Section

Term 1 (2018)

13-17th August
In-service Training

20th August
Beginning of Term for students

22nd August
Eid Al-Adha (Public holiday)

9th October
Independence Day (Public holiday)

15-19th October
Half-term holiday

14th December
End of Term 1

Term 2 (2019)

2nd-4th January
In-service Training

7th January
Beginning of Term for students

26th January
Liberation Day (Public holiday)

11-15th February
Half Term

8th March
International Women’s Day (Public holiday)

29th March
End of Term 2

Term 3 (2019)

8-12th April
In-service Training

15th April
Beginning of Term for students

19th April
Good Friday (Public holiday)

22nd April
Easter Monday (Public holiday)

1st May
Labour Day (Public holiday)

3rd June
Martyr’s Day (Public holiday)

9th June
Heroes Day (Public holiday)

21st June
End of Term 3