SOE Models of Educational Innovation: Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

SOE is hosting a speaker event, under the Models of Educational Innovation series. A delegation from Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKESP) consisting of senior management and school leadership is visiting SOE, and will be presenting on the strategic roadmap of their organisation.

Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKESP) currently operates 156 schools and five hostels that provide quality pre-school, primary, secondary, and higher secondary education services to students all across Pakistan. These schools have an enrolment of about 44,500 students and employ over 2,200 teachers. AKESP is also supported by more than 2,000 volunteers. All Aga Khan Schools follow the national curriculum and place special emphasis on the teaching of English, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communication Technologies.

A significant proportion of students impacted by AKES in Pakistan are from the rural areas. A great majority of them are females. Strong efforts are made to continue to improve the quality of education in some of the remotest parts of the country. In Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (GBC), Aga Khan Schools were set up in the 1940s and have since then contributed significantly to increase the rate of literacy and socio-economic development in these regions.

The presentation outline will cover the following areas:

• Historical evolution of AKES in the sub-continent
• Reshaping the institutional portfolio – recent developments
• Future roadmap
• Pedagogical implications; how direction given by His Highness the Aga Khan informs teaching learning in schools
• Discussion and Q&A