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AKA,Mombasa becomes first Kenyan school to offer the full IB programme

02 September 2009

In May of 2009, the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa became the first school in Kenya to be authorised to offer the Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. There are currently 708 schools in the world and only a handful on the African continent authorised for this programme.

This achievement was down to the hard work and dedication of a largely local staff who have proven themselves to be fast learners. Critically, it now allows the Academy to better instil local culture and relevant learning into the lives of their students, while simultaneously being able to better prepare them specifically for the challenges which await them as they enter the Diploma programme in the last two years of their time at the Academy.

Head of Academy, Peter J McMurray commented that the journey to this point has been an amazing one with the knowledge that the staff have gained form their intensive workshops, training and professional development beginning to manifest itself in both the teachers, and indeed the students’, confidence.

The first class who will complete the MYP programme and gain certification are the current eight graders who will graduate in 2011.

The school community is delighted by this recognition and is excited to embark on the next stage of its maturity as an IB World School.