My journey with Gateway began back in 1997, when I joined the Vajira Road Branch of the Gateway Kids School of Computing, as a 9 year old student. For me, enrolling at Gateway was a definite step in the right direction, as it helped pave the way for a successful venture into the field of Information Technology.
As a young student, the curriculum offered by Gateway suited me very well. During those initial years, the curriculum not only helped to broaden my knowledge, but it also helped to develop an interest in computing and software development. I advanced through the Key Stages and completed the highest possible level (Tier 9). In the meantime, I was encouraged by the Gateway teachers to do my London O/L examination at the Gateway Institute of Advanced Studies. Hence, while being a full time student of D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo, I managed to successfully complete my London O/Ls at Gateway.
Upon completing my London O/Ls, I was faced with the all important decision of which path to follow for my further education. Thus, having considered the many options available, my obvious choice was to enroll in the Gateway Degree Programme. This decision proved to be the right one, as the Degree Programme enabled me to pursue my thirst for knowledge in the field of software development and Information Technology. The degree path offered by Gateway Graduate School, is the Bachelors in Business Computing and Information Systems offered by NCC Education – United Kingdom and validated and awarded by the University of Wales – United Kingdom. NCC Education as well as the University of Wales are highly regarded for their educational standards thorough out the world.
I’m confident that the decision to complete my bachelors programme with Gateway was one of the best decisions I had made in life, as it has not only provided me knowledge in my chosen field but it also opened many doors to successful professional endeavors. The dedicated lecture panel, readily available study materials, high speed computers, the fully equipped library as well as the calm and serene environment spread out in a beautiful landscaped area was an ideal study environment, which helped me immensely to focus on my studies effectively. The extracurricular activities and recreational activities available at Gateway Graduate School also helped me during stressful study sessions.
I am today successfully employed as an Application Support Engineer in a leading software development company. It is no exaggeration if I say that the support extended by Dr. Harsha Alles with the excellent panel of lecturers was one of the main reasons why I could easily achieve an outstanding First Class Hons. in my degree programme.
It is a great honour to be one of the very first graduates of Gateway, as the organization realized its dream from “Foundation to Graduation!”