While we recognise that people talk of ‘the new normal’ Boston does not believe that this life we are now living is normal in any way. Having to avoid physical contact with the ones you love, staying distant from friends family and colleagues, finding new ways to travel, to work and to study, as well as to earn a living – this is new, but it is far from normal.
So what can we as educators do to help our students? Our move in 2019, from attending campus to online learning, application and registration happened seamlessly. We created new ways to maintain contact with students and lecturers, and to create the feeling that we area team, we all belong, and we are here for you, our students. As part of our commitment to getting students through the pandemic in an academically successful way, our board has committed to NO FEE INCREASE for the 2021 Semester A. Application and registration happens online, keeping you safe while readying yourself to achieve your goals. The pandemic will create a new world of work, remote shopping, remote learning and remote working, that may extend beyond the life of the virus. For this we must be prepared so that we can take advantage of opportunities to grow in our careers and our earning potential.
We have learned that perhaps we are not as secure as we felt, we may need to put in more effort, become more creative, and notice everyone around us with kindness. In order to overcome the chaos, we need to put plans in place that will give us security of some sorts, an edge over other job seekers, a flair for entrepreneurial activities.
One Boston graduate of the travel diploma, Ncumisa Mkabile is now growing spinach and supplying large chain stores! Ronica Maluleke Ngasama, brand ambassador graduate, recognised the need for deliveries of farm fresh goods, and established a successful business. So now is the time to apply and register for a qualification that will give you business understanding, financial savvy and a solid basis for running your own business in any industry.
Says Dr Hendrik Botha, Head of Institution, “Due to the Covid-19 socioeconomic impact, Boston will not be increasing tuition fees for Semester A 2021 registrations. Our commitment to continuously expand access to quality higher education is also evident in our “Invest in SA” campaign wherein up to a 33% subsidy is provided for all our
Higher Certificate programmes.
At Boston, our core benefits remain unchanged:
- Textbooks and online learning experiences included.
- Student Advisors to help keep you motivated and on-track.
- Full-Time Educators to assist with academic support, tuition planning, student wellness, etc.
- Online LMS for access to video lectures, teaching & learning, assessments, feedback, etc. available 24/7.
- Forty-five nationwide Support Centres for access to ICT, study & exam venues, if required.”
While we usually make new year’s resolutions, high and lofty, that fall flat by February, this year we advise our students to live a life of purpose. Instead of resolutions, create intentions. Don’t hold yourself to impossible dreams, but live with the intention of achieving your dreams step by step. In that way they are more attainable. And Boston will be with you to hep you achieve your academic goals, step by step and module by module, our aim is to see you graduate, whether on screen or on a stage. Either way get ready to put your name in lights!