FGKC celebrated its Annual Convocation of the class of 2009/2010 at its auditorium on September 22 2010. Muath Mubarak, Finance Executive, Barwa Bank Qatar who was the Guest of Honour made a presentation on "Why Islamic Finance?" which was a review on the Islamic Banking system and its relevance to the recent global financial crisis. In his presentation he emphasized the need not only to gain knowledge in Islamic banking and finance, but to also link it with one's daily life. Mr and Mrs Muath Mubarak, handed over the certificates. Witnessing this significant milestone in the audience were the faculty, parents, friends and relatives of the students. The FGKC award for "Best Results 2009/2010" went to Miss Fathima Sarah Zainul Afker.
"You have all achieved the goal you have set and you are here because you want to be a part of the new breed of professional Islamic Bankers. And we on our part have let you discover your perfect foundation to a brand new profession. Today, as you enjoy your well deserved celebrations, you can take stock of the skills and knowledge that our Institute has passed on to you. FGKC has rather an excellent knowledge of the Islamic Banking & Finance Industry and is above par. We are committed to raise the quality of professionalism in every student. We want all students regardless of community, creed or circumstances to achieve their full potential" said Ms. Arishda Fajurdeen-Hossen, Group VP - HR/Admin., in her address.
First Global Knowledge Centre is the brainchild of its Founder and Managing Director Muhammad Ikram Thowfeek, a Chartered Accountant by profession and an Islamic Banker by practice. FGKC was established in 2007 and is the pioneer in Sri Lanka in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance education. FGKC offers the internationally recognized Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives and Qatar, and is the accredited training centre for the prestigious Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI) UK. IFQ classes are conducted during weekends. The Full Time course during weekdays, especially for students who have sat the G.C.E. O/L and A/L examinations, is scheduled to begin in October 2010. Registration is now open for potential students. For further details students could call our hotline: 0774616710.
Two other significant future events to be held at FGKC are: "Tap Your Genius" - a Creative Memory & Management Training Programme in October 2010 conducted by Mr Zafer Mahmood and "Discover Yourself" - A 3 day workshop in December 2010 conducted by Mr A W Sadathullah Khan. Both are internationally renowned trainers with proven ability and success in their respective fields. The former who will amaze you with a variety of Memory Techniques thus demonstrating the real hidden potential of the human mind and the latter, who has built an illustrious reputation based on his personal philosophy "We need a Revolution, not for changing others, but to change ourselves" is set to enthrall you with his dynamic style as your mentor.