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  • Today, the education activities of AKDN extend from early childhood development to operating the country's leading medical university.
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  • The Aga Khan University’s Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan.
    AKDN / Gary Otte
  • Aga Khan University Examination Board is a National Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education that offers qualifications in both English and Urdu for Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate.
    AKDN / Gary Otte
  • Through the Strengthening Teachers' Education Project, AKU has mentored teachers in 110 primary and elementary schools in rural Balochistan and Sindh, upgrading their basic skills and impacting the quality of education for 27,000 students.
    AKDN / Gary Otte
  • Students celebrating their graduation at the Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony in Karachi.
    AKDN / Hakim Sons
Education

Education activities pre-date the existence of AKDN institutions, going back to the creation, by His Highness the Aga Khan’s grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, of community-based literacy centres for girls in villages scattered across the remote Karakorum Mountains in the late 1940s. In 1946, to commemorate Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah’s sixty years as Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Community, Diamond Jubilee Schools were established for girls across Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral in Pakistan. Today, the education activities of AKDN extend from early childhood development to operating the country's leading medical university.