ACHE opens fourth branch in Negombo
The American College of Higher Education (ACHE) affiliated to the
Broward Community College in Florida, USA and Excelsior College in New
York opened its fourth branch in Negombo on Wednesday.
The ACHE was launched in Sri Lanka in 1995 with its first college in
Dehiwela. Last year ACHE marked 10 years of successful operations with
branches opened in Kandy and Galle.
The Negombo branch will cater to the educational needs of students in
Gampaha, Ja-ela, Wennappuwa, Kochchikade and Puttalam. We have moved to
the periphery of the country to provide youth with opportunities for
Our vision is to provide educational opportunities to students who
were not selected to universities but keen to pursue higher studies,
ACHE, CEO Sherryn Yaseen Mangalagama said.
ACHE provides educational facilities to students who are unable to
enter universities due to limited accommodation facilities. A large
number of Sri Lankan students is left high and dry without opportunities
to continue their education.
Yaseen said "Our institute has opened its doors for American
University Education which is different to traditional British
education. We have been conducting degree programs in a range of
educational disciplines such as computer sciences, IT, business studies,
science and social sciences".
ACHE offers over 500 subjects and students could obtain degrees and
opt for further studies in the States. Over 400 students have been
selected to universities in the States, Canada and Australia.
Degree programs are structured in such a way that students have the
facility to complete two years in Sri Lanka and two years abroad.ACHE
provides facilities to students to complete the four-year degree courses
in Sri Lanka.
The institute conducts certificate, diploma and post graduate diploma
courses in IT, English, business studies and psychology.