SBS STUDENT NUMBERS INCREASE BY 11%, DESPITE COVID-19
Southern Business School’s second semester student numbers have bucked the prevalent Covid-19-induced downward trend at South African tertiary education institutions and show a remarkable 11% year-on-year growth.
Southern Business School is one of South Africa’s oldest and largest private higher education institutions. It specialises in distance learning and over the past 24 years has provided a springboard for many students who have obtained qualifications to get promoted or to improve job security.
“The credibility of our tried and trusted distance learning platform came to the fore during the lockdown because our students’ learning processes weren’t interrupted,” said Southern Business School principal and STADIO CEO, Chris Vorster.
“Students in South Africa and abroad remained on top of their studies on our advanced and user-friendly MySBS online learning platform.
“It has been a privilege for me to witness how our resilient Southern Business School students and staff have adapted to the unchartered territory through which we have had to navigate during the past six months,” said Vorster.
Southern Business School offers a wide variety of qualifications, ranging from higher certificates to doctorates, in business and administration, commerce, policing and law. Included in its offering is a Bachelor of Commerce in Laws as well as an LLB. The institution’s qualifications are internationally recognised.
Southern Business School was founded in 1996 with 28 students. Today the institution serves 14 000 students and is the main role player in the consolidation of four private higher education institutions into STADIO Higher Education later this year.
“We are proud to be recognised as one of the most trusted higher education institutions in southern Africa,” said Vorster. “We are humbled and extremely thankful for the continued growth of Southern Business School and we are committed to ensuring that our distance-learning qualifications remain in high demand in the workplace.”
Southern Business School has campuses in Krugersdorp and Windhoek, but because it specialises in distance learning, students can register and study wherever they live or work in southern Africa.
“Quality tertiary education and obtaining a recognised qualification have never been more important than today in the uncertain environment which has been created by Covid-19. And, because many people now work from home, they have the time to further their studies,” said Vorster.
The saying goes that you are never too old and the average age of the Southern Business School student is testimony to this. “The average age of our students is 37. With our distance learning platform, we take our students’ busy work schedules into account and our lecturers are ready to assist. Our lecturers are passionate about our students and have their interest in mind,” said Vorster.
Southern Business School is renowned for the quality of its programmes, but it is also well known for the affordability of its qualifications.
“Students are pleasantly surprised when they enquire about the affordability of our programmes, and they can pay off their studies monthly. We are passionate about providing access to higher education for as many students as possible,” concluded Vorster..
To view the current range of qualifications offered at Southern Business School, click on https://bit.ly/SBS-Programmes.
Our second semester registration closes on 31 August 2020. To register, click on http://bit.ly/SBS-Register.