The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad,a new,not-for-profit school situated on a 100-acre campus,was officially inaugurated Friday by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Union HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju in the presence of Aga Khan,founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network.
The academy,situated near the Rajiv Gandhi airport on land gifted by the state government,is the second in a global network of 18 schools being established across South and Central Asia,Africa and the Middle East. The first academy is located in Mombasa,Kenya,and the third in Maputo,Mozambique. Plans are underway for development in Bangladesh and Tanzania.
The academy provides talented girls and boys from all backgrounds with an all-round education of the highest international standards. Students are selected based on merit,irrespective of their ability to pay.