By extending the success of their great story a little bit more than the ordinary, Achievers clinches it again!
With a proven track record and as one of the largest CIMA business schools in Sri Lanka, Achievers has dumbfounded the nation yet again by bringing out their true colours, bagging 6 out of 11 Sri Lankan prizes, for May 2011 exam diet.
As we continue to marvel about the CIMA education industry, with such brilliant performances, there is something that has been proved exceptional. Winning award after award is not an easy task for any institution; this is the uniqueness at Achievers where the GOOD becomes GREAT.
|ACHIEVERS CLINCHES IT AGAIN!
If anyone asks how Achievers clinched it again, the secret ingredients of our success story are the dedicated and the untiring efforts of the eminent lecture panel. They have been dominating and have been able to take the lead in the CIMA tutoring industry for the last couple of years. The lecture panel comprises of most professional and ardent individuals who are incidentally at the zenith of the corporate ladder and best known in the whole of Sri Lanka.
Achievers have proved to be the specialist in CIMA education in Sri Lanka for their extraordinary performances of the students. The fruits of these performances are directly attributed or should be borne to the versatile lecturers, who possess hands - on experience for many years and incredible knowledge on the business world and the ability to synergise both.
The lecture panel
The Achievers’ most dynamic and experienced lecture panel for whom lecturing is a passion than profession is extremely examination focused and strives continuously to achieve higher standards of quality in CIMA education. The lecture panel comprises of Jairaj Krishnakumar, Ravi Edirisinghe, Senaka Kakiriwaragodage, Faris Ismail, Azad Hye, Rumy Sakkaf, Surath Chandrasena, Delon Kellar, Shehan Adikari and Shafraz Saleem.
The exceptional lecturing skills and the wealth of practical knowledge and teaching experience has permitted Achievers to stamp their presence and bear the flagship in the CIMA industry. The talents of the lecturers are further exemplified by the escalating number of CIMA graduates passing out each year from Achievers. The astounding performances of the students in May 2011 is another countless milestone. This undoubtedly brings into a conclusion that Achievers spearheads the CIMA education as well in the Sri Lankan prize list.
CMGA - the CIMA Master's Gateway Assessment is an opportunity for those who possess an MBA to enhance their careers by doing CIMA. The CMGA is drawn from the management level of the CIMA
Syllabus. Upon completion of the CMGA paper, the successful candidates will be eligible to directly enter the CIMA strategic level. The lecturers Faris Ismail and Shehan Adikari have been extremely successful in training these individuals to become qualified professional accountants, and this has been illustrated by one of our prize winners, Mrs Nimali Nilmini Priyangika Perera.
Performance Strategy (PS) - This paper focuses mainly on financial and non-financial risks. This extends to financial instruments, and more general strategies of risk identification and management. With a syllabus as complex as this, winning a prize in the subject wouldn't have been an easy task for Miss. Booso Nazleen, were it not for the exceptional lecturing capabilities of Jairaj Krishnakumar and Senaka Kakiriwaragodage. With a vast experience, Mr Krishnakumar and Mr. Senaka have made it easy for students to effectively communicate the practical applicability of each and every theory to the corporate environment, especially as a result of the provision of relevant and recent examples.
Financial Management (FM) - This is a subject that is fundamental and crucial in the financial pillar, and would therefore be disastrous if not taught right. However, at Achievers this is taken care of by two of the most able lecturers - Faris Ismail and Surath Chandrasena, who explain and analyse the subject matter logically, enabling students to fully understand financial management - With their able guidance it was a dream come true for Miss Rasika Wickramasinghe Abeywardana, who managed to bag the FM Sri Lankan Joint Prize in the May 2011 Exam Diet.
At the operational level, Achievers have managed to obtain 3 out of 3 prizes. Once again the lecturers have proved they have the ability to cater to match the needs of students at different levels. The three subjects at this level form the basis of the three pillars in the CIMA qualification. Hence, it is absolutely essential that students fully comprehend these three subjects, which will determine their performances in the future.
Enterprise Operations (EO): Mr Rumy Sakkaf and Mr Shafraz Saleem are clearly the most talented for Enterprise Operations. This has been proved by their latest addition to the collection of Achievers' prizes - Mr Rukshan Godawaththa Liyanage, who was successful in winning the joint Sri Lankan EO prize. This clearly indicates the years of lecturing experience possessed by Mr Rumy Sakkaf which continues to stand out and remain unmatchable. Furthermore, Mr Shafraz Saleem's exceptional lecturing abilities have been highlighted by the fact that he was able to produce a prize winner in his first year of lecturing for Enterprise Operations.
Such a feat is truly remarkable, as expressed by Mr. Rukshan: ' Every operational student finds it hard to EO. Getting a prize means a dream come true. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Rumy and Mr Shafraz. I am very grateful for their encouragement, guidance, commitment and motivation. A lot of students find EO to be a very boring subject. It would have been very boring for us as well if not for our well experienced lecturers who always exert their maximum effort. They conducted their lectures in a manner that allowed me to grasp the subject matter easily. Moreover winning the EO prize for the 5th consecutive year proves that Achievers is the best place for Enterprise Operations'.
Performance Operations (PO) While this subject is usually regarded as the most challenging of the three subjects at the Operational level, at Achievers it is done differently, all owing to the young and dynamic individual, Mr Shehan Adikari. While students may be a bit slow on grasping the subject, Mr Shehan makes it quite easy to learn quickly, as a result of his clever lecturing skills. Motivating every student to do well and ensuring that each student receives full attention, is what has allowed him to produce his second prize winner, Mr Charith Anton Udugama, also the 7th in the world for Performance Operations.
In his own words, Charith says: 'The day I got to know that I had won the Prize for PO was an unforgettable day. That day would not have come if not for the love and guidance of my family and the knowledge imparted by the quality lecturers at Achievers including its CEO Faris sir. Shehan sir our superb PO lecturer was more like a brother who encouraged us always. It was his idea for us to do all 6 managerial subjects together. Ali sir too was always present to help us. My friends who encouraged and helped me throughout should also be thanked.'
Financial Operations (FO) The success of Achievers in this subject is all due to one brilliant incomparable lecturer, Mr Azad Hye. Mr Azad has consistently been able to maintain remarkable pass rates over the past few years,
so much so that he has not only managed to produce a prize winner, Mr Kanchana Lahiru Gunasekera, who is also the 6th in the world for Financial Operations, but also world rankers, namely: Nuwangi Fernando and Charith Udugama 10th and 11th in the world respectively.
As stated by Mr Lahiru, 'Completing CIMA Certificate Level within 4 months and passing Operational Level with a Sri Lankan Prize as well as a Commendation from CIMA is definitely not an easy task. But, being at Achievers definitely helped my cause. I believe that the balance created between studies and extra-curricular activities always keeps Achievers a few steps ahead of other institutes.
I'd like to thank my family for always supporting me and being with me through tough times. Mr. Faris Ismail, CEO of Achievers, the lecture panel and staff members too deserve my sincere gratitude.
A special mention should be made of Mr. Azad Hye, one of the most effective lecturers I have come across during my academic career, who had a big hand in my Sri Lankan prize for Financial Operations. Lecturers Mr. Surath Chandrasena, Mr. Shehan Adikari as well as my dear friends were also pillars of strength with their guidance, encouragement and support as lecturers and as brothers.'
Achievers is the only institution which has won prizes consecutively. It's a dream come true for the untiring efforts of those who have been a part of it. Consequently, this is enough to show the nation that Achievers is where the GOOD becomes GREAT.