Celebrating our Staff Achievements | Aga Khan Academies

Celebrating our Staff Achievements

Over the last few months several Academies staff have been recognised for their work through awards, honourable mentions and publications.


Dr Maina WaGíokò, Vice Principal of the Professional Development Centre at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, has been recognised by Learning News as one of the 100 most influential people in online learning in Africa, in its 2018 list of Africa’s Movers and Shakers in Corporate Online Learning. Maina is described as “a thought leader within the educational sector in East Africa, especially in the use of technology in education.” Read more here.



Prashant Bhushan Pandey teaches sciences and Theory of Knowledge and is the Extended Essay Coordinator at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa. This year he received an honourable mention for the 2018 Turnitin Global Innovation Awards for Africa and the Middle East, in the Excellence in Academic Integrity Award 2018 category. Turnitin is an online plagiarism prevention service. Through its use and with his guidance, Prashant has helped to increase awareness about academic honesty among staff and students. His goal is to inculcate in students a deep understanding of the value of originality and of academic integrity. More about Prashant’s recognition is available here.


Pragati Pandey won Counsellor of the Year award this year at the International Career and College Counselling Conference in New Delhi. This award recognises excellent counsellors who have given students the chance to explore, and who have shown a willingness to learn with high motivation. As Pragati explains, “This is a special award because it’s an honour conferred on you by the community of counsellors, and the nominations as well as the jury remain anonymous until the time that the award is given out.” 

As one of six nominees from international schools around the world, Pragati has worked as a counsellor at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad for six years. She is committed to placing students from diverse backgrounds with high need for financial aid in distinguished universities around the world, especially in North America. More information about Pragati’s recognition can be found here.

Sudeep Ghosh teaches Theory of Knowledge and English at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad. His recently published article on enhancing the Indian education system through international schools can be read here.



Johnson Monari teaches English and Theory of Knowledge at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa. He wrote an article on the influence of a professional development project on teaching methodologies in primary schools in Mombasa, which was published in the August 2018 issue of the International Journal of Education and Research. The full article is available here




Congratulations to the Academies staff for their achievements and recognitions!