by Asghar Khan
Gilgit, December 03: “I was already aware of the academic excellence of students of this institution, but having witnessed the co – curricular talents of students of AKHSS – Gilgit, I can say that the future of Gilgit – Baltistan is bright”. These views were expressed by speaker of Northern Areas Legislative Assembly, Malik Miskeen, while speaking the other day at the annual prize distribution and parent’s day at the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Gilgit. “Aga Khan Higher Secondary School is a pride worthy center of learning”, he further said, “because I have learnt that its students have been able to compete at national and international levels, winning laurels for the region and the country”.
He said that unknown elements were yet again trying to sabotage harmony of the country and it is the responsibility of educational institutions to promote unity, harmony and love for humanity. “AKHSS – like institutions are the need of our region”, said speaker Malik Miskeen. “You shall play an active role in creating harmony in the region”, he advised the assembled students.
Prior to him GM of the Aga Khan Education Services – North, Jan Madad talked about the vision of His Highness the Aga Khan for development of the region’s human resources through provision of quality education.
Nizam Udin, Principal of the institution, presented a detailed report regarding the school activities during the past one year. He said that grade 12th students of AKHSS got six of the highest positions in Karakuram International University Examinations, during the year 2008, in Commerce; 1st and second, in pre engineering; 2nd and 3rd and in pre – medical;1st and 2nd.
Similarly, he talked about the excellent performance of grade 9th and 10th students in examinations held under The Aga Khan University – Examination Board, in which several students received overall best performances and several other received shields and certificates in different subject categories. He further said that yet another student of AKHSS went to the USA on a youth exchange program, for one year, in 2008. Around twelve students of AKHSS participated in a Science Model Exhibition held in Islamabad.
Students of AKHSS have also been improving their sporting qualities and are, now, counted among the best in Volley Ball and Soccer, in the town and, also, the region.
An exhibition of the Science Models prepared by students of AKHSS was also held on the occasion.
Entertaining and impressive songs and drama performances in local languages, Urdu and English, and traditional dance performances had been prepared by the students for the event.