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International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission to create a better world through education. IB programmes for students aged 3-19 help develop their intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.

Following in the footsteps of its sister schools in Mombasa, Hyderabad and Maputo, the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka plans to become an IB World School, subject to the necessary authorisations.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

Aims of the IB programme

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate currently works with schools in 144 countries to develop and offer their programmes to over one million students. 

The IB mission statement declares: 

"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."


For further information about the International Baccalaureate and its programmes, please visit the IB website.