Vega awarded Top Educational Institution


Vega has been ranked as the Top Educational Institution in the Loeries official rankings.

Vega, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), the higher education division of JSE-listed ADvTECH, has been recognised as best in its class across the Middle-East Africa region by industry authority, the Loeries Official Rankings.

Vega walked away with this highest of honours in the Top Educational Institution category, ahead of SA’s public universities and other private higher education institutions, making it the most awarded tertiary brand of the year. The Loeries Official Rankings list the top brands, agencies and institutions, offering a comprehensive overview of the annual performance across the brand communications industry throughout Africa and the Middle East.

The prestigious Top Educational Institution category assesses institutions based on the outstanding performance and achievements of their students and lecturers, and the awards and special mentions received at the annual Loeries Awards.

“ADvTECH is honoured by this objective recognition of its commitment to academic excellence by the industry, and is extremely proud of the work done over the decades by its staff and students, who continue to lead both at tertiary level and in the world of work,” says Roy Douglas, CEO of ADvTECH.

“We wish to congratulate the leadership and staff, as well as the students who constantly raise the bar,” he says.

Douglas says ADvTECH’s strategy of academic excellence across all its brands, means that students are privy to exceptional learning experiences aligned with the expectations of industry. All courses are delivered at state-of-the-art campuses, while smaller class sizes than those in public universities and other institutions enable the group to constantly innovate teaching methodology in a personalised and supportive environment.

“This approach pays off, as is evidenced by the success of our students in their studies and also as they progress to the workplace to become industry leaders, which is why the demand for our tertiary qualifications continue to grow year-on-year.”

Shevon Lurie, MD at Vega, adds that it is an absolute honour for Vega, as an award-winning institution that has been dedicated to excellence in the educational sector for the last 20 years, to be recognised for excellence through the outstanding work and efforts of its students and staff.

“Thank you to the Loeries for this powerful recognition. We wear this achievement proudly, and continue to be committed to achieving excellence going forward,” she says.

In addition to Vega’s victory at a school level, 10 students from Vega made it to the Top 20 student category, lauded for their high standard of work and innovation. Three lecturers from Vega also took the spotlight, winning first, second and third place in the Loeries Top Lecturer category, with a total of seven lecturers claiming accolades in this category of 15 individuals.