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.

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.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says progress has been made to ensure that the new bursary scheme is implemented successfully.

There is an inextricable link between the level of education and the level of poverty in society.

The Embassy of Japan in South Africa has been creating bridges between the youth of South Africa and Japan through various people-to-people exchange programmes for more than two decades.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says R900 million will be earmarked each year to support the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP).

“With over 27 years’ experience in Post School Education, Boston City Campus & Business College knows what it takes to raise the bar for students and vastly improve success rates”.

The Department of Higher Education and Training is to embark on a new enrolment planning exercise for the academic period 2020 to 2025.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has emphasised that meeting academic and progression requirements is still key in getting a bursary under the new scheme administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

As a parent you want to help your child find a fulfilling career but in order to make the right choices you need to have all the facts.

Studying abroad is more than a travel opportunity, it can improve your job prospects and give you invaluable life experience.

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