Our Director – An Exemplary Role Model

Mr. A.Fouzul Rahman, the Director of Mercy Education Campus started his career with a shareea degree obtained from Jamiya Naleemiya in 1993 and a Bachelor of Arts degree obtained from the University of Peradeniya also in the same year 1993. Having obtained these two basic degrees he joined the state service as an English teacher in 1993 and left in 1994 to join Qatar based Al Suwaidi Service Bureau as Secretary. Later he started to serve as Personal Secretary to the Managing Director of Abudhabi (UAE) based Allied Project (Overseas) Ltd. in 1997. Leaving all these again he joined the state service as a School Library Development Officer in 1999. In the year 2000 he took the portfolio of Trustee and Administrative Officer of Mercy Lanka and served for a short period and joined the Sri Lanka Air Force as Civil Officer for translations in 2001 as his services were needed at that time being an officer who is fluent in four languages- viz. English, Sinhala, Tamil & Arabic. Later in 2005 again he joined Mercy Lanka as the Project Director during which period the concept of educating orphaned children housing them in one place which later developed as Mercy Education Complex and he took over the position of Director and continues until now giving an efficient leadership.

He completed the ‘Diploma in English for Careers’ course conducted by the University of Colombo and obtained certificate in 2006. Following that, in 2008, he completed the ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies and Public Policy’ conducted by the Open University of Sri Lanka. He did not stop with this but continued to follow an English course – Pre-Advanced Level 1,2 – conducted by the British Council of Sri Lanka in 2012. He thought that this much is not sufficient for him to give an efficient leadership to an institute that provides basic education for the future generation of our country. Again started to follow a Master’s Degree in Business Administration conducted by the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and successfully completed his master’s degree in 2016 after submitting his dissertation in ‘Factors Causing Leadership Skills towards Organizational Performance with Reference to School Management’.

In 2018, sat the IELTS exam conducted by the British Council of Sri Lanka and succeeded in that too. During this time a proposal cropped up from the Senior Management Committee of Mercy Education Campus to conduct degree courses especially for our own students who could not enter the local universities after passing the G.C.E.(Advanced Level) examination. This made him to think of doing a doctoral degree and immediately started to work on that. He registered for a doctoral degree with the University of Santander – Panama through International European Campus. As he is giving leadership to an educational institute he thought he should do his research work in education and after much reading started to write his dissertation in ‘TEACHERS’ SELF-EFFICACY AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT’ with special reference to Graduate and Trained Teachers of public schools. He completed all his studies submitted his dissertation in early 2021 now he is awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Alhamdhu Lillah. It should be noted that he achieved all these while doing his job in different organizations. We the MEC community congratulates and wishes him all success in his future endeavors as well. Dr. A.Fouzul Rahman is an exemplary role model who made the concept of life long education a reality. The abstract of his dissertation is given below for the benefit of those interested in this field.

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