The Aga Khan Academy Maputo is the third in a network of 18 Academies which His Highness the Aga Khan is establishing in countries across Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East. Students are selected based on merit, and financial aid is available to ensure access for students from all socio-economic backgrounds.
The first phase of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo opened in 2013 and consisted of the Nursery School and the lower Junior School. The Academy has been expanding gradually – it now offers a full programme at the Junior School and has been accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Primary Years Programme. The Academy has begun offering the Middle Years Programme as well and, over time, will expand to include the IB Diploma Programme and a residential programme for students in the upper grades. The campus for the Aga Khan Academy Maputo has been designed by renowned architects and is in the process of being constructed.
Each Aga Khan Academy includes a Professional Development Centre (PDC) for training of teachers both within the Academy and from local government and not-for-profit schools. The Aga Khan Academy Maputo’s PDC has been operational since September 2009, offering two programmes:
- the English language programme for Mozambican teachers of public schools and,
- the leadership and school management programme for education technicians, school directors and pedagogical directors from public schools.