Services in the Field of Education

Establishment of a Primary School in Golaghmuli

In 1940, he established a private primary school, from there; students went to other schools for further education. After that the administrators of Aga Khan Education Services affiliated that school with Aga Khan Education Services. For their great effort for education, now the literacy rate in that area crosses 85%. For this great service, the first Muslim Political Agent of Gilgit-Baltistan Sardar Mohammad Alam Khan, who was a Pathan of Hazara, titled him Numberdar-e-Aala. This title is still being used by Numberdar of his family. Sardar Mohammad Alam Khan also awarded him by certificate.


Aga khan Education Services is a worldwide organization to promote quality of education in the poor country. he Ismaili Imamat has a long tradition of leadership in educational development. The foundations of the present system were lakes_largeaid by Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan, III, who established over 200 schools during the first half of the 20th century, the first in 1909 in Mundra and Gwadur in India and another in Zanzibar, followed by more schools in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, India, Pakistan and Syria (a number of schools were subsequently nationalised following independence). Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah also supported the development of institutions of higher education in India, and North and East Africa. Today, the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) is one of six agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) supporting activities in the field of education. The other five are the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), the Aga Khan University, the University of Central Asia, the Aga Khan Academies and the The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

Programmes to improve educational quality have been built into the AKES system since the early-1980s. Field-based teacher training was launched in Pakistan’s Northern Areas in 1983. School improvement experiments began at the same time in Sindh province in Pakistan


, where AKES introduced child-centred teaching methods, and in Tanzania, where new techniques for secondary school teaching in English, mathematics, and science were implemented in Dar es Salaam. AKES, Kenya has been the Development Network pioneer in the use of computers in the classroom, while many Network initiatives in pre-school education began in AKES, India. Supported by the Aga Khan Foundation, some of these experiments have been carried out in government schools as well as AKES institutions, thereby contributing to the improvement of education in the countries in which AKES operates. With both the national service companies and the Aga Khan Foundation acting as relays, this body of experience in teacher development and school improvement is having an impact throughout the Network. The Institute for Educational Development of the Aga Khan University was created to provide a permanent institutional base that can sustain these and other initiatives in education.


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