IT Qualifications to Address the IT Skills Shortage
Our Maths Bridging Programme has come to an end and our students are eagerly awaiting their results. Helping our students realise their true potential is extremely important to us and hosting this 2-week intensive mathematics course is one of the ways we do this.
Our Maths Bridging Programme is available to all first-year students at the beginning of each year. Not only does it give our students the opportunity to brush up on their mathematics in preparation for their higher education qualifications, but it also provides students who did not meet the enrolment requirements for a degree in IT with a second opportunity to do so.
After attending class with our expert lecturers for two weeks, students are required to complete a test on the material covered. The results of this test determine which students are eligible to study a degree in IT with us. Registered with Universities South Africa (USAF), we are able to use these results to apply for special exemption from the Matriculation Board on behalf of these students. Students who want to study our Bachelor of Information Technology are required to achieve 50% or more for the course and students who want to study our Bachelor of Computing are required to achieve 70% or more.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s course took place a little differently with the majority of students attending online. This, however, didn’t stop our new students from making the most of the opportunity. Here’s what some of them had to say about the experience:
“I did maths literacy in high school so without this course I would only have been able to study a diploma. Although the course was challenging coming from a maths literacy background, the lecturer was extremely helpful and I am feeling much more prepared to start my qualification.” – Megan Coetzee, first year student.
“This programme is great because it allows you to quickly grasp the mathematical concepts and problem-solving skills you will need to excel in a degree in IT and later as an information technology professional. I learnt a lot and I would definitely recommend the course to all students who want to study information technology.” – Lesedi Mmathapelo Sedibe, first year student.
Do you want to study a degree in IT but are unsure if you will meet the necessary enrolment requirements? Our Maths Bridging Programme could be just the safety net you need! Visit the Matriculant Recourse Portal on our website to learn more about the programme and the other helpful resources we make available to matriculants: Resources for matriculants