New Vision (Kampala)
January 7, 2004
THE Aga Khan plans to construct academic centres of excellence in Kampala, reports Richard Mutumba.
Education and sports minister, Kidhu Makubuya and Minister for General Duties in the Premier's Office, Mondo Kagonyera, were recently in Mombasa to attend the launch of the first academic centre of excellence.
The ministers also held a meeting with the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims. The academies will be like schools for the elite class.
The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, the first in an international network of close to 20 academic centres of excellence, was last week opened by President Mwai Kibaki.
The academies will have an International Baccalaureate curriculum and an international student and teacher exchange programmes.
The Aga Khan Academies are part of the Aga Khan Education Services, which currently operates more than 300 schools and advanced educational programmes to more than 54,000 students in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Tajikistan.
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