As the trend of pursuing further education off-campus and from home grows, Africa’s leading education provider, JSE-listed ADvTECH’s distance learning brand, Oxbridge Academy, has now increased its footprint into three additional countries – Kenya, Zambia and Ghana.
Oxbridge Academy already serves more than 27 000 students locally, and has seen great interest since it launched its offering in the rest of Africa last month. All learning materials are provided online, and international students enjoy the same learning experience as their peers in South Africa.
“Prospective students are increasingly realising the value of gaining vocational training instead of, or in addition to, a generic university degree,” says Elbie Liebenberg, Managing Director of Oxbridge Academy.
“We cater to those students who need to earn while they learn, who need to either get a foot in the door in a particular industry, or who want to upskill or change careers.”
Oxbridge Academy offers a wide range of vocational courses, including:
- Engineering studies
- Business Management
- Human Resources Management
- Contact Centre Management
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Supply Chain and Logistics Management
“The demand for qualified and skilled individuals who can prove that they have mastered the basics of a vocation will always be there, as employers look for people who can do specific jobs in specific sectors,” Liebenberg says.
“ADvTECH already has a well-established presence and reputation in a number of other African countries, and we are excited to add our Oxbridge Academy offering, to enrich the lives of students from all walks of life, by providing a quality further education opportunity through distance learning.”
Students studying through Oxbridge Academy complete their courses via distance learning, at their own pace. All books and assignments are available online, with all feedback and marked assignments also provided online. This gives students the freedom to study from anywhere in the world.