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IIE Independent Institute of Education logoThe Independent Institute of Education (IIE) is the largest private higher education institution in South Africa operating across 24 sites offering more than 130 registered and accredited higher education programmes from Higher Certificate to Doctorate level on its IIE Varsity College, IIE Vega, IIE MSA, IIE Rosebank College and IIE HSM campuses.

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Prospective students are often advised to consider the current job landscape and projections for the future before deciding on what career to pursue and what they need to study after school. These projections can however be a tricky call, which is why guidance in this regard is crucial, an education expert says.

Matric exams are crucial as they can significantly impact students’ future educational and career opportunities – and although the five months until finals begin may seem like plenty of time to prepare, an education expert cautions that it will catch up with students who haven’t yet developed their final strategy or settled into the habit of studying based on a revision plan.

Despite its critical role in ensuring access to higher education for hundreds of thousands of South African students, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has left students perpetually in the lurch as it limps from one crisis to another – and The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) says a complete overhaul of NSFAS is long overdue, instead of simply applying a band-aid each time the next problem arises.

Shevon Lurie, Director of The Independent Institute of Education – the higher education division of ADvTECH which includes IIE Varsity College, IIE MSA, IIE Vega and IIE Rosebank College – says they are committed to supporting affected Educor students in successfully completing their qualification and ensuring the sustainability, growth and development of higher education in South Africa as a whole.

Dingaan Moropane, Acting Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning at The Independent Institute of Education’s Rosebank College, outlines the minimum requirements for various Higher Certificate, Diploma, and Bachelor's Degree programmes, and explains why the prelim exams are more than a test run for finals.

Students spend thousands of hours attending classes, writing assessments and acquiring the relevant skills for their chosen profession before graduation – yet when it comes to their first crucial job interview, it’s often the case that graduates do themselves a disservice by not spending enough time, energy and focus on preparing.

In South Africa, most students’ higher education study is conducted in English. This has the benefit of opening doors – even globally. However, when a student pursues their studies in a language that is not their first language, whether by choice or due to lack of alternatives, it is not without its challenges, an education expert says.

The landscape of higher education is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by the relentless advances in technology. Educational technology, often referred to as EdTech, has become a powerful force reshaping traditional approaches to teaching and learning in Higher Education institutions.

Dr Alex Asakitikpi, Senior Researcher at The Independent Institute of Education’s Varsity College, says it is essential and urgent for SA’s policymakers, educators and industry leaders to collaborate on integrating AI into all levels of the education system, as nobody should be left behind when preparing the youth for the AI-driven future of work.

Young people are faced with a myriad of options and decisions when they leave school, and in addition to the many exciting opportunities for them, there are also some daunting challenges and risks – each of which will shape and impact their future journeys.

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After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.


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