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Wiseman Jack

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Wiseman Jack

  1. 2. CIDA City Campus <ul><li>South Africa’s first virtually free university </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in JHB in 1999 (1 st graduates in 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Today a group of integrated higher education entities </li></ul><ul><li>Educational focus is business and entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Creating opportunities for the poorest of the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Widening the net of the productive economy </li></ul><ul><li>Fully accredited Institution </li></ul>
  2. 3. CIDA Education Model
  3. 4. CIDA Model <ul><li>Low cost, high impact solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30-40% of the cost of traditional universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R35 000 vs. +/- R70 000 (incl. accommodation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved through: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Donated content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student and business participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stringent cost controls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Affordable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students pay +/- 4-5% of traditional university fees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Studies incorporate practical work experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations, internships, learnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnership with business </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration: Corporate and overseas universities </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy of Ubuntu: Community development, sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Course relevance and intensity : Schools of Excellence </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Bursaries for CIDA Students </li></ul>Building sustainability… Corporate Social Investments/ Donations Funding CIDA Empowerment Trust CIDA Empowerment Fund
  5. 6. CIDA Empowerment Trust (CET) <ul><li>An Endowment Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Registered PBO </li></ul><ul><li>Provides bursary funding for CIDA City Campus students </li></ul><ul><li>60% of beneficiaries are black female students </li></ul><ul><li>100% Broad-based BEE entity </li></ul><ul><li>No external shareholders, no enrichment </li></ul>
  6. 7. CIDA Empowerment Fund (CEF) <ul><li>CIDA Empowerment Trust’s Investment Vehicle </li></ul><ul><li>Tasked with securing a sustainable source of annuity income to provide funding for bursaries through CET </li></ul><ul><li>Hi Level of Business Involvement </li></ul>
  7. 8. Other Supporters/Donors <ul><li>Individual Philanthropists </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Foundations – i.e. CIDA Foundation UK </li></ul><ul><li>CSI Funding from Corporate Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Donations in Kind </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures and Workshops by Industry Leaders </li></ul>
  8. 9. Student Engagement <ul><li>Very involved (student-centred Environment) </li></ul><ul><li>Use students to tell their experiences to the visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Use them in public platforms such as Radio, TV & News papers </li></ul><ul><li>Involve them in certain areas of operations </li></ul><ul><li>Share information with Student Leadership </li></ul>
  9. 10. Use of Mobile Phones & other Tools <ul><li>Access to internet and emails </li></ul><ul><li>Use SMS text message (notices, exam results etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Tools (use of mobile phones – exploratory research) </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 99% of CIDA students own a mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>All CIDA students have access to a computer </li></ul>
  10. 11. Use of Mobile Phones <ul><li>Maximum usage of a mobile phone as a - </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning Tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Has a mobile phone helped as in the teaching and learning process? </li></ul><ul><li>What is our role in the learning and teaching process? </li></ul>
  11. 12. Use of Mobile Phones <ul><li>Learning and Teaching Made Easy through the use of mobile phones? </li></ul><ul><li>Student involvement through a survey process </li></ul>
  12. 13. Sharing SA Education Challenges (at glance) <ul><li>Upcoming Education Week and Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in Higher Education Sector, Basic Education (school system “OBE”) and Work Place Learning Approach (Skills Training) </li></ul><ul><li>Differences in School System (Grade 1-12), Higher Education (Public & Private) and FET Colleges. </li></ul>
  13. 14. CIDA City Campus Thank you Wiseman Jack Academic Dean, CIDA City Campus ? /

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