Top achieving IIE graduates from Rosebank College share their secrets

Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) hosted one of its largest graduation cohorts this May 2019. This was a big year for IIE Rosebank College which held 15 ceremonies across its 7 campuses. Graduation is the highlight of our college calendar. At this significant occasion our students become graduates and start to navigate their journey either in the workplace or as entrepreneurs. Graduation is a time when top achievers are recognised for their outstanding achievements. "Achieving academic excellence is a result of hard work and consistent application. No one knows this better than our students. I encourage our top achievers to continue to strive for excellence in all they do. Whether they have taken on a new job or are continuing their studies. Hard work and sacrifice at the beginning of any endeavour creates good habits and lays a strong foundation for successful outcomes in the future. The secret to success is sustaining these good habits in the face of challenges. I look forward to hearing many success stories in the years ahead," says Greg Fillmore, IIE Rosebank College Managing Director.

We caught up with some of the IIE's Rosebank College top achievers to find out how they achieved their outstanding results.

Grace Sibeko 

IIE Diploma in Business Management Overall top achiever for Braamfontein campus, pass with an 89% average. 

"My secret to success was trusting my lecturers and doing all the work that was required, tenfold. Essentially just focusing on my studies. I also want to thank the people back home. This is for them, more than it for me. I would like to recommend IIE Rosebank College to anyone who wants to further their studies because it is affordable, and the support system is good.

Viki Kitshoff

IIE Higher Certificate in Construction and Engineering Drafting

Overall top achiever for Pretoria CBD campus, pass with a 91% average

"This involved a lot of hard work, dedication and the support of family and friends. Go out and be a winner, because we can all do it."


Mpho Hlongwane

IIE Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices

Overall top achiever for, Pietermaritzburg Campus, pass with a 77.7% average.

"What I did differently was, I was very persistent. I made friends with a lot of my lecturers. Not because I needed special favours, but because it made it easier to approach them and ask questions. I also went above and beyond what I was expected to know."



Written by Karabo Keepile

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