As a leader in Australian education, ACBT which offers university and postgraduate degrees from Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia ,recently held their graduation ceremony at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, where 104 students received the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science Degrees, 35 students received the Master of Business Administration International and 140 students received their Diploma of Business and Diploma of Computing.
The chief guest at this occasion was Professor Ron Oliver Pro; Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning of Edith Cowan University Australia, the guest of honour, the Associate Professor Helen Vella Bona Vita, the Associate Dean of the Edith Cowan University Australia ,and the special guests were Dr.Anne Harris Acting Associate Dean Faculty of Business Law, Edith Cowan University Australia and Ms.Liz John, Business Manager, Faculty of Computing Health and Science ,Edith Cowan University Australia . The other dignitaries who attended the function included, Mr. Pubudu Alahakoon - College Director, Ms. Colleen Kent - Academic Director, Mr. Sunimal Wickramasinghe - Deputy Academic Director and Mrs. Geetha Chandrasiri - Academic Services Manager. Academic faculty and the senior management staff from ACBT also participated in the event.
ACBT was also proud to award their 5 best students for the year 2010, in recognition of their consistent, exceptional academic achievements .This consisted of Fathima Rizna Bishri for Master of Business Administration (International), Bachelor of Business to Rayendra Karunarathne , Bachelor of Science to Harshan Chamindanath Fernando, Diploma of Business to Chrishan Thivanka Smith and Diploma of Computing to Hashan Chaminda Sirisena.
The Graduation ceremony was an emotional moment for the family members of the students as their loved ones went on stage to receive their certificates. It included students from diverse backgrounds and situations, who have made a significant commitment to improve their lives through the ACBT degree - often juggling work, family and finances to realize their dreams, which also highlights the flexibility offered by the institute.
This year over 300 students and their parents attended the graduation , which also included many foreign students ,making the number of graduates who received their degrees and diplomas nearly double that of the previous year. This was a proud recognition and testimonial of ACBT's qualification that goes beyond not only a Degree or a Diploma, but also provides their students the necessary tools to prepare them to face the challenges and complexities that await them in their professional careers and provide opportunities for employment both locally and internationally through their connection with the Navitas Group that offers quality university pathway programmes.
Addressing the gathering the College Director, Mr.Pubudu Alahakoon stated this was indeed an event for celebration. He congratulated and commended the graduates for their significant achievements and said this was only the first step and milestone in their journey to success, where they will be able to reap the benefits of having a truly valuable qualification that is globally recognized and have the confidence that they posses the talent and the necessary skills, to utilize their knowledge to be leaders in their chosen professions.
He also went to say that ACBT was proud of the fact that every year they have had the privilege to nurture and produce graduates who can compete with the best in their fields in Business Administration, IT and Marketing. Mr Alahakoon thanked the Edith Cowan University, Australia for the support extended by them throughout the years for bringing Sri Lankan students the much needed access to a quality Australian education , that is available to a wide cross section of students at affordable prices. He pointed out that ACBT strives to provide first-class learning opportunities for their students which is evident from the calibre of this year's graduates.