Aga Khan High Schools

The Aga Khan High Schools strive to create a harmonious balance between academic demands, sporting and cultural activities and community life. They challenge pupils to be intellectually inquisitive and socially conscious. The Schools believe that while what students know is important, the true measure of a student’s education is the ability to analyse what they do not know.

History: Aga Khan High School was established in 1959 in Old Kampala, the Aga Khan High School, Kampala has distinguished itself by the quality of its staff and students, under its aga khanheadmaster, Mr Brendan McCourt. Seen as the first multicultural school in Uganda, the present day school continues to play a unique educational role in the country.

Curriculum: The School offers the local Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE or O-level), the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE or A-level) and international examinations, including the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and, from September 2005, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

agakhanThough the curriculum is available in two strands, local and international, the organization of the School, its educational vision, teaching quality, facilities and professional practice apply uniformly. The dual curriculum offered responds to students’ needs and provides choices for parents.

Co-curricular: School events include an annual play or musical, Cultural Day, Careers Day, Balloon Debate, Open House, termly Guidance and

Counseling afternoon for the whole school in addition to one-on-one counseling, Work Placement, Educate! Programme, Cyberschool software training, Leavers’ Dance and graduation ceremony.

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