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MANCOSA open days will help matrics decide on future studies

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 Students and their parents can engage with MANCOSA student advisors and academics and learn more about the programmes that are offered

The SoE includes a state-of-the-art iTeach Lab at the MANCOSA Durban Learning Centre, a first of its kind to combine elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) in seven unique hubs designed to prepare and empower student-teachers for the 21st century

 

Students get the opportunity to meet a real virtual robot or build their own in the coding and robotics hub at the MANCOSA Durban Learning Centre

Many students who wrote and passed the matric examinations will still be undecided about what course to study towards a career.

In an effort to help them decide about tertiary education, private higher education institution MANCOSA will hold three Open Days when students may engage with student advisors and academics and learn more about the programmes that are offered.

MANCOSA, which has over 25 years expertise in distance learning with online support, invites students and their parents to tour the state-of-the-art facilities on 5 February 2022 from 9am to 1pm at MANCOSA Durban Learning Centre in Samora Machel Street, MANCOSA Johannesburg Learning Centre in Cedar Avenue and MANCOSA Cape Town Learning Centre in Mill Street.

Some lucky students also stand the chance of winning bursary vouchers worth thousands of rands.

Some of the courses that are expected to attract many students are those offered at the School of Education (SoE) and the School of Information and Digital Technology (SIDT).

The SoE includes a state-of-the-art iTeach Lab, a first of its kind to combine elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) in seven unique hubs designed to prepare and empower student-teachers for the 21st century.

Professor Magnate Ntombela, principal of MANCOSA, said: South Africa doesn’t graduate an adequate number of teachers to meet the supply and demand.

“More teachers are leaving than entering the profession. Currently, the country’s initial teacher institutions graduate 15 000 new teachers per year. This is below the 25 000-mark required to maintain an effective teacher-pupil ratio.
“There is a dire need to find 20 000 newly-qualified teachers each year to maintain current teacher-pupil ratios.
“MANCOSA’s SoE and the iTeach Lab will help produce a hyperfunctioning teacher with the mental fortitude for work in a SA classroom where conditions are less than favourable,” he said.

Paresh Soni, Director of MANCOSA’s SIDT, believes that the future is bright for digital immigrants.

“We need to understand that the digital economy requires a diversity of individuals with an assortment of digital skills. After all, not everyone in the digital economy can be a coder, a cloud specialist, or an artificial intelligence developer.
“Beyond the demand for IT gurus and hardcore tech-fundi’s, which will always be there, industry 4.0 also requires digi-SANs (digital artisans), digi-TIVEs (digital executives whose primary portfolio does not include technology), digi-TORs (digital creators), digi-NEURs (digital corporate entrepreneurs) and digi-TERs (digital coordinators), who work across functions and departments and are able to create value in a digital space,” said Soni.

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ABOUT MANCOSA
MANCOSA, a leading provider of management programmes through supported distance learning in Southern Africa, is renowned for its MBA offering, which is ranked among the 10 of the best MBAs in Africa. A member of Honoris United Universities – the first Pan-African private higher education network focused on nurturing the next generation of African leaders and professionals. MANCOSA serves as an innovation hub for undergraduate and postgraduate management, offering 50 accredited programmes. A selection of Executive Education Short Learning Programmes is also offered to meet the requirements of professionals in both the private and public sectors. See: www.mancosa.co.za
For queries or additional information call 031 300 7200, email [email protected] or visit https://www.mancosa.co.za/.

About Honoris United Universities

Honoris United Universities is the first and largest Pan-African private higher education network committed to educating the next generation of African leaders and professionals able to impact regionally in a globalised world. Collaborative intelligence, cultural agility and mobile mind-sets and skills are at the heart of Honoris’ vision of higher education. Honoris United Universities joins the expertise of its member institutions to develop world-class African Human capital that is competitive in today’s fast-paced, demanding and increasingly digitised labour and start-up markets.

Honoris United Universities gathers a community of 57,000 students on 70 campuses, learning centres and via on-line, in 10 countries and 32 cities. The network counts 14 institutions: multidisciplinary universities, specialised schools, technical and vocational institutes, contact, distance, and online institutions. Students have an opportunity to experience exclusive partnerships and exchange programs in more than 85 universities across Europe and the United States. Over 300 degrees are offered in Health Sciences, Engineering, IT, Business, Law, Architecture, Creative Arts and Design, Media, Political Science and Education.

Honoris United Universities. Education for Impact. www.honoris.net

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Yogin Devan
Meropa Communications
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Honoris United Universities
Durban

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