Thank you Mzansi! The results of the thirteenth Sunday Times Generation Next Youth survey are out and Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) has been voted the coolest college in South Africa.
Though fee structures can vary from institution to institution, here are some of the common costs for first year students.
Undecided about whether to attend a college or university? Not sure what the difference is? Most people believe that a university education is far superior to that of a college. We tend to think that university graduates are set for life and are surprised to see some struggle to find employment while their college counterparts find work almost immediately. In terms of South African law, private higher education institutions (sometimes called colleges) are not allowed to call themselves universities even though they can offer all of the same qualifications including degrees and even though the registration and accreditation of the two are the same. So what is the difference and how should you decide which is best for you? A major differentiator is that universities get a subsidy from the government while private colleges do not.
Preparing for your matric exams requires some fore planning and practice. Of all the things you can do to get ready for your final exam, practicing matric past papers is the best way to get good results. There are matric papers dating back to 2008 providing enough scenarios for you to go through to prepare. This method will increase your confidence and if repeated often is a sure-fire way of guaranteeing success.
The benefits of studying Past Exam Papers:
It must be noted that some colleges are not legitimate and students should know what to look for. Dr Coughlan says prospective students can do the following checks. All private higher education institutions need to be registered with the Department. Any credible campus must be able to show you a certificate to that effect, which details the campus, provider and qualifications. All higher education qualifications need to be accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education – if they are not accredited they will not appear on the certificate referred to above. All qualifications must be registered on the NQF by SAQA and students should ask for the SAQA NQF identity numbers.
Watch out for open days during the year and ensure you attend these to find out about the tertiary institution you are interested in. Some important questions to ask are:
So now that you have graduated from high school, you are now preparing to choose a career path that will bring you closer to your dream career. This is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times in your life, and perhaps an emotional time for you and your family as well, as you may be preparing to leave the nest and start the beginning of your adult life away from home. Let us share some pre tertiary tips with you to make your transition from high school to tertiary a smooth one.
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