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Dhaka, Bangladesh

Click to enlarge photographHis Highness the Aga Khan and Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, Bangladesh's Education Adviser, unveil the plaque commemorating the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, 20 May 2008. Photo: Gary Otte On 20 May 2008, on a state visit to Bangladesh, His Highness the Aga Khan laid a foundation stone for Bangladesh’s first Aga Khan Academy. The Academy in Dhaka will eventually be part of a network of 18 centres of educational excellence in a total of 14 countries across Africa, Central and South Asia and the Middle East. The schools will use the International Baccalaureate curriculum and admit students on the basis of their academic potential rather than their ability to pay. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge photographs.

Please also see:

Press Release on the Launch of the Aga Khan Academy, Dhaka

Photos of the State Visit, including the Foundation Stone-Laying Ceremony

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the State Banquet, Dhaka

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Stone-Laying Ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy, Dhaka

Speech by Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Bangladesh’s Education Adviser, at the Foundation Stone-Laying Ceremony of The Aga Khan Academy, Dhaka

Video of the Foundation Stone-Laying Ceremony

Remarks by Salim Bhatia, Director of the Aga Khan Academies Programme

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