Gaining knowledge through distance education
Last month the business school made it easy for prospective students, through its open days and road-show, to register for their Higher Education qualifications. It hosted two Open Days at the Windhoek Office of Southern Business School Namibia and undertook a Roadshow to Keetmanshoop, Walvis Bay and Ongwediva.
“The number of registrations was overwhelming and clearly demonstrated a real thirst for knowledge among the locals. To give more ’potential’ students a chance to register, the window for applications and registrations has been extended by two weeks until August 14,” said Albin Jacobs, Director of Southern Business School Namibia.
“So far, in July alone, more than 200 students registered for courses with SBS Namibia during the Road shows. The two days of Open Days in Windhoek, over the weekend saw another 150 students register. These numbers are proof that catering for the students by making registration come to them and making it convenient for them is a real stimulus,” he added.
The Roadshow has become an annual event for the school, it enables students all over to register and receive study material.
The registration for a higher education qualification, for example a Higher Certificate in Management, Diploma in Management, a BBA or BBP degree or even a Master Degree takes no more than 30 minutes and the courses are all accredited, recognised and offered via the distance mode of delivery.
“The extension of the registration process will give an extra opportunity to students who have not yet been able to register. The trained staff of Southern Business School is always ready to assist the students to access higher education,” said Jacobs.
He added: “People are hungry for self-improvement and empowering themselves through education. SBS Namibia provides a way in which people can access tertiary education in their own time, when it suits them. Therefore, I hope more students will take the opportunity to register and pursue an academic career.”