AKA Dhaka organises IB DP1 subject selection fair | Aga Khan Academies

AKA Dhaka organises IB DP1 subject selection fair

10 April 2023

On 6 April 2023, the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka hosted a vibrant and informative International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) 1 subject selection fair, which saw enthusiastic participation from DP1 students at the Academy for the 2023-24 session and their parents. The fair aimed to familiarise attendees with the range of academic opportunities available through the DP programme and to provide guidance on subject selection tailored to each student's interests and future goals.

The event started with a warm welcome address by the Senior School Principal Ms Fahmida Chowdhury, who expressed her excitement about the numerous academic opportunities the IB DP offers. Following her speech, the Academy’s DP Coordinator Ms Usha Kasana provided an in-depth walkthrough of the subject selection process, highlighting the key considerations for students and parents. Ms Usha further emphasised the importance of considering each student's strengths, interests and career aspirations when choosing subjects, and ensured that the attendees were equipped with the necessary information to make the best choices.

Parents and students then navigated through the various subject stations set up in the Senior School Library, where they explored the exciting academic possibilities offered by the DP curriculum. The Academy's dedicated staff were on hand at each station to share their expertise and provide guidance on the various subject areas, helping students and parents make informed decisions about their future academic pursuits.

The event concluded with an interactive question and answer session, during which students and parents had the opportunity to raise any concerns or clarify any doubts they had about the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the subject selection process. The Academy's staff eagerly addressed the participants' queries, ensuring that all attendees left the event with a clear understanding.

Mr Wajid Shah, a parent who attended the fair, expressed his excitement about the educational journey that his daughter is about to embark on with the DP curriculum at the Academy.

“The Aga Khan Academy Dhaka seems to be a state-of-the-art facility; I have not seen anything like this in Bangladesh,” Mr Wajid Said. “I actually switched my kids from a different school to the Academy, hoping to get them enrolled in the IB system, so this is something that we have been looking forward to for years. We are pleased that the Academy has arranged this fair; It has been really informative for all of us.”