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New thinking inculcated into the existing education system
Northwood Global College (NGC) is the newest ‘kid’ in the highly competitive schools educational arena in Sri Lanka.
The project, which included the name of the school, were recently launched by Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Trade and Environment for the Western Province Hon. Udaya Gammampila, BVM Global Chairman Mr. Ramana Prasad and Founder Director Hussain Sadique (Deputy Managing Director Hameedia Group). Also present were the members of the Project Team and several well wishers.
Speaking at the project launch, Chief Guest Hon. Udaya Gammampila spoke of the importance of a wholesome education which would mould all-rounded human beings. Recalling his days at D.S. Senanayake College, Gammanpila said, “During those days we knew no ethnic division. We were all one and grew up together as the children of Mother Lanka. D.S. has grown to be a great educational institution in this country and similarly I am confident that Northwood Global College will do just the same and bring forth men and women worthy to be called distinguished citizens of Sri Lanka”.
Northwood Global College is probably the only high profile corporate sponsored school that has entered this particular educational segment. It includes a sound value-based education incorporating traditional cultural values and leadership with a truly global outlook. Northwood Global College is a brainchild of Lotus Education Solution [Pvt] Ltd in collaboration with BVM Global which has been in the educational arena for more than 50 years, having several educational institutions in India and Abu Dhabi.
BVM also is well known for nurturing young minds into successful individuals, a specialty which it has developed over a period of 50 years. This was possible because of its positive thinking and the proper physical, physiological, social and cultural growth inculcated into the students. It also ensures self-confidence which is reflected throughout their lives.
“Northwood Global College will cater to a vital sector of our society, mainly students who are deprived of a proper quality education as a result of overcrowding of existing schools and financial constraints, thus depriving these deserving students of achieving their fullest potential. The primary objective of this college is to help such children gain access to quality education at an affordable price”, said NGC’s Head of Academic Ms. Kumari Wickramasinghe.
Northwood Global College’s entry into the local educational arena is important because of its innovative and futuristic approach to education.
One of the co-founders Hussain Sadique who’s also Deputy Managing Director of Hameedia said, “The school will operate from three strategic locations. They are Cotta Road in Borella, Greendlands Avenue off Isipathana Mawatha and Robert Gunawardane Mawatha in Battaramulla, prior to moving into its permanent and purpose-built premises in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte by 2015/16. Although a private school, all students are required to be dressed in a white school uniform”, he said.
“Northwood Global College will be a fully fledged private national college, on par with the international colleges both here and abroad. Its approach with be one of a flexible teaching technique incorporating new age thinking into the national and international curriculum. It has been specifically designed to develop the Sri Lankan child, keeping local education on par with its foreign counterparts and to face challenging global careers”, added NGC’s Project Manager Mr. Reza Sulaiman.
NGC’s Head of Academic Ms. Kumari Wickramasinghe went on to say that the introduction of ICT backed education using computers and computer assisted teaching methods, incorporating Sri Lanka’s first robotics link to the syllabus “will definitely improve and stimulate the child’s interest and knowledge at a faster pace than conventional education methods. This makes NGC undoubtedly one of the innovative colleges to enter Sri Lanka’s education field”.
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