AKU-IED announces admission in MEd programme

akuuuThe Master of Education (MEd) programme is open to outstanding teachers and educational leaders at all levels of the education system. The programme provides clear theoretical frameworks and principles that support quality professional practice, equipping graduates to be exemplary teachers and educational leaders in a variety of contexts.

Students can specialize ​in one of the following: Educational Leadership and Management; Early Childhood Care and Education; Language and Literacy in Education; Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation; Science in Education; and Ma​thematics in Education.​

​Admissions are open for 2019 admission cycle​. The last date for submission of application is April 30, 2019.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application form, applicants are advise​d to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process​.

Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates may request for a paper-based application form by emailing the Admission Office at regoff.tz@aku.edu​.​​

Eligibility Criteria

  • An undergraduate degree, with at least lower second-class (or equivalent) from a recognized University
  • Minimum two years’ teaching (5 years if from the Kenyan public sector) or equivalent educational experience
  • English skills sufficient to access a graduate level course
  • Ability to demonstrate strong reasoning and reflective skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a clear motivation for graduate level study

For more information, please go through the Programme Information​ document

​A​KU announces Challenge (Scholar​ship) Programme 2019

akuuKarachi (Monitoring Desk): This is a two week residential programme which does not have a tuit​ion fee.  The University pays for boarding and lodging. The programme ​​​offers rigorous, intellectually stimulating and developmental co-curricular activities. There are opportunities:

  • ​To enhance literacy skills.
  • To improve critical reasoning skills.
  • To understand the need for research and spend time in the AKU laboratories with highly qualified University faculty.
  • ​For career guidance to help you choose the ‘right’ career; to meet successful professionals and listen to their stories.
  • ​​To learn First Aid.
  • To learn to swim and participate in sports.
  • ​To participate in discussions on current affairs.
  • ​To go into low-income areas a​nd understand how you as an individual can make a difference in their lives.
  • ​To tour historical sites in Karachi and Interior Sindh, depending on the security situation.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are enrolled in Pakistan’s Board of Intermediate, Federal Board or the Aga Khan University Examination Board

  • ​Having achieved at least 80% in the SSC (science) examination and
  • ​Completing HSSC exams in 2020; and
  • ​Studying in the pre-medical group (biology, chemistry and physics) may apply.
The last date to receive applications for 2019 session is March 5, 2019. Those who have applied by the deadline will be required to write an Aptitude Test on June 15, 2019. Those who get selected will be part of AKU Challenge Scholarship programme that will take place in July 2019.

The Aptitude Test will include components in English, Mathematics at the secondary school level and a component of Science Reasoning. A total of ​​​​44 students will be selected for this scholarship programme. For more information and for your queries, please contact us at +92 21 34864410 / 4412 or write us at ​​aku.c​​hallenge@aku.edu.

Graduates urged to be bold in pursuing change

 

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More than 400 graduates celebrated their success at the Aga Khan University’s convocation ceremony on Saturday. This year’s ceremony was especially significant as it marked the graduation of the University’s 15,000th student and 10,000th woman student.

In his convocation message on the 35th anniversary of the University’s founding, AKU Chancellor His Highness the Aga Khan spoke of the institution’s long-standing tradition of educating students who drive change and make a difference in people’s lives.
“I am confident you will demonstrate, like those who came before you, that an AKU education is preparation for a consequential and rewarding life in a diverse world,” he said.
The Chancellor added that the most significant social change is driven by people who share a common set of qualities. “Recognize that change requires agility, flexibility, and the capacity to absorb new facts and adjust theory to reality. Nothing will serve you so well in the future as a hunger for learning.”
This year, 441 students received degrees in different disciplines including nursing, midwifery, medicine

and education. This included 228 graduands from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, 160 from the Medical College, 44 from the Institute of Educational Development and 9 from the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.

A number of students won awards at the convocation. The 2018 Best Graduate Awards went to Anmol Minaz from the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Basim Ali from the Medical College.
The chief guest, Ms Roshaneh Zafar, Kashf Foundation founder and managing director, extended her congratulations to the graduating class and encouraged them to continue their quest for knowledge through the experience of serving others:
“You are graduating today, commit to yourself that you will use this knowledge to be a process of change for others. We may have finished our studies today but this process of learning can never end. So we must continue to use our knowledge to change the world that we are currently in. And that again must never stop.”
In his welcome address, AKU President Firoz Rasul urged graduates to be bold, to pursue excellence, to work to improve the lives of the disadvantaged, and to anticipate the course of change, in accordance with AKU’s founding vision.
“You can lead a life that contributes to the great tasks of overcoming disease, poverty, ignorance, and suffering,” he said. “A life that empowers others to pursue their dreams, and brings something new into this world. A life that calls upon all the knowledge you have acquired and all the skills you have developed, and challenges you to continue learning, growing, and discovering new capacities.”
President Rasul emphasized that AKU graduates are indeed a “powerful light” as described by the Chancellor 30 years ago.
Valedictorian Sarosh Madhani echoed these thoughts in his speech. “In our time here… we have seen people from all walks of life. People of different ages, genders, races, ethnicities who came to us battered by sickness and broken in spirit and we brought them back up on their feet. But most importantly, we gave them their right to hope: hope for a future full of health, sustainability and opportunity.
Courtesy: AKU.EDU