University education 101

choose the right path for you.

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Education is not the only way to success but it helps to open doors. This is why it’s important to study further. Dimpho is super excited to finally finish high school. But she doesn’t really know what’s next.

Decisions, decisions
Deciding where to study depends on what you want to study. If you want to be a medical doctor, you have to go to university. If you want to be an accountant, you can go to a university of technology.

There are also colleges that offer courses you can complete in six months, or a year. Don’t settle for just anything. Visit the school and talk to people who went there, and make sure that this is the right option for you.

You don’t have to be 100 percent sure of what you will study and what you want your career to be right now. If you can, attend a career expo . You can also get guidance from organisations like Ikamva Youth, or speak to a career counsellor.

Finding a little help
Our friend Noma wants to be a lawyer, but her parents can’t afford to send her to university. But this doesn’t mean she won’t go to university! She asked for information about bursaries and has already applied for a few.

Be prepared
Although you might find your dream school, you might not be accepted or it might be outside of your price range. It’s always a good idea to have back up, like doing a learnership.

Moving forward
Not every girl can finish school when they wish to; life happens. Perhaps you became a mother and had to stop studying for a while. You can still go back to school.You can correspond through colleges like Lyceum, which helps you to study from home. If you have not completed Matric, think about ABET, which provides adult basic education in different communities. Remember to always check if the school you want to go to is registered and approved to provide education. If you go to a fly by night, your qualification will not be valid.

Good luck!

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Good advices ❤

Sept. 12, 2022, 9:31 p.m.

It advise people to know who they are and what they want to achieve in life.

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

wow good lucky

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Very good advise❤✌

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Thanks for the advice

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Andile Wat y0u want t0 d0 wen y0u finish y0ur matric

uhm a matriculant buh I HV not decide 0n wat t0 d0 next year

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Tjoo so you haven't applied yet.. l wanna be an Actress

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I would like to ask. If ive ended up in grade 10 and have experience of acting, singing and writing..what should i do?

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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I would advise you focus on completing high school as your main priority. You can always participate in acting classes as an extracurricular activity so you can practice your skill but school is very essential to building a good career, even in the arts. Good luck

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March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

Hi guys, I am 17 years and next year i am going to grade 12...My final marks for grade 11 were not good at all...i passed with low marks..and next year at June i want to register at a varsity but i want to improve my marks first...i dont get the support from my family and im even thinking of getting myself a tutor so that i can improve my marks...please help where can i find a tutor around Krugersdorp..i dont want my family to be proud of me

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi Gomolemo ... You can go to a library where u might find people who can help u or u can start a study group with others where you can share your thoughts on subjects ...Go to the internet and find the best study methods and you can also ask people who have already completed matric to be your tutors Goodluck and study hard!

Hi guys I'm doing my matric through Abet and its very nyc nd I learn alot.... I thank lord for a second chance....Education is really the key.

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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Hi IlithaZ. That's great. We're so proud of you for not giving up and for exploring your options. Job well done and good luck.

Hey guys.. I was doing matric last year.. and with all the hard work I've put in and God's grace I managed to pass with a bachelor and 2 distinctions.. although I wanted more.. I'm still grateful with what I got. The thing is I've applied last year to different institutions and I've only be accepted at one that's really far from hom and my parents don't seem to like the idea of going that far.. I'm not sure if change is good but I really wouldn't mind to go study there.. I need advice should I go or rather listen to my parents and wait to apply to for second semester at a nearby university? Please advice.

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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Hi Katliii, Congratulation on passing your matric with such amazing marks! You rock! To decide where you should study, we suggest sitting down and having a conversation with your parents. Before the meeting, create a list and weigh out the pros and cons of waiting 6 months or studying away from home. Also look at your long terms goals and figure out which university would be best for what you would like to study. Use the meeting to convince them about where you think you should study. Use the meeting to also understand your parent's concerns and find a way to compromise. Because your parents will be responsible for paying for your schooling, this is a decision that you both need to be comfortable with. Good luck with your first year of university.

Baby girl we are proud of u

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Thanks for the beautiful message of support and encouragement Springster.

I'm Abbie...still schooling in secondary doing grade 11 .... My parents don't work/...I don't know how I will go to university.... I want to become a lawyer ....pls help😢😢

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Please help me😢