Higher Education

Higher Education, a near-essential part of life. Referring to any studying done after Matric, higher education provides students with additional qualifications necessary to obtain specific jobs and advance themselves in life. Options for higher education include universities and colleges, offering qualifications on degree, diploma and certificate levels. Which of these levels of higher education you qualify to go into depends upon your Matric pass - it takes a Bachelor's pass to qualify to study for a degree, a Diploma pass for a diploma and a Higher Certificate pass for a certificate. Read on to see what your options are in terms of higher education and see how the field of higher education is changing in South Africa.

Your whole life you have been told by your parents, your teachers, your coaches that you will not be successful without a university degree, that you will amount to nothing without good grades and your head in the books.

In an effort to demystify the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) application process students were invited to pose their funding-related questions via a live Twitter chat.

Students who are struggling to apply for government funding can now receive help at the new National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) office.

Grit, defined as the combination of passion and perseverance for a singularly important goal is the hallmark of high achievers. 

Social grant beneficiaries intending to study at public higher education institutions next year have until 30 November to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). 

The career path you decide to pursue will largely determine where you should study.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has appealed to confirmed National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) beneficiaries to come forward and sign their Schedule of Particulars (SOP).

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has suspended its Chief Executive Officer Steven Zwane with immediate effect, following allegations of maladministration.

Cabinet has lent its support to the appointment of Dr Randall Carolissen as the administrator of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

The Department of Higher Education and Training says while the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is reconfiguring its funding processing for 2019, planning for the year hasn’t stopped. 

In an effort to realise spatial transformation, plans are underway to include the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) into the curricula of institutions of higher learning.

It's no secret that the world of higher education is moving into the digital space.

Only 26% of graduates finish their three-year degrees. This is according to the recently released and audited Vital Stats Public Higher Education 2016 report, which finds that the number of students who drop out of higher education institutions has increased to staggering proportions.

Boston City Campus & Business College awarded accreditation with the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education in the United Kingdom.

 

 

The term “business management’ is broad based and refers to a range of skills and job opportunities.

With gender-based violence, including murder and rape, rearing its ugly head on campuses, the Department of Higher Education and Training is taking steps to protect students.

 

The biggest news to hit our campus this year has been our award of accreditation with the British Accreditation Council (BAC).

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says the department will spend R934 million on the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP) to improve student development and decolonise the curriculum.

Minister Naledi Pandor, Deputy Minister Buti Manamela and DG Gwebs Qonde

The government has allocated almost R90 billion for the Higher Education and Training department this year.  Minister Naledi Pandor has outlined her spending plans for the year which include a fund to support the de-colonisation of university curriculums.

With Boston City Campus & Business College now open for mid-year registrations for diplomas and degrees, Boston’s Marketing Manager, Natalie Rabson, uses the opportunity to reflect on how attaining a higher education can help address the issue of unemployment

Deciding on a course of study can be tricky. In fact statistics show that 80 percent of students change their major at least once during their college career.

According to Natalie Rabson of Boston City Campus & Business College, it is becoming increasingly important for students to choose one of the modern courses of study that are relevant to the modern times in which we are living and working.

Grade 12s should already be well into researching their study options for 2019 and should aim to beat the rush and submit their applications sooner rather than later

A successful Australian mentoring programme that aims to bridge the inequality gap has reached South African shores.

How do you avoid becoming another statistic? You can start by understanding why students walk away from their studies.

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