Cape Town, South Africa — — A Cape Town-based university’s Cape Town Cape Pass programme offers graduates a unique chance to earn more than their tuition fees.
As part of the programme, the course fees are paid by the university.
In total, the university pays about R30,000 for the three-month course.
Students who complete the course receive a certificate in management skills, as well as a diploma, which can be used for job interviews and as a foundation for further studies.
The courses are available to students from any university in South Africa, and are taught by one of Cape Town’s leading management experts, Csaba Mbosi.
“The course is really important to our students because it’s a chance to develop leadership skills,” said Mbosi, a former vice-chancellor of the University of Cape.
For the first time, students will also be given the chance to receive a financial grant of R30 000 to cover the course costs.
At the end of the three months, the student is guaranteed a cash prize of about R60 000 and can receive up to R8 000 a month in student loans.
Mbosi said the student who achieves the highest average score on the course earns about R1,000 a month, while those who achieve the lowest average score get about R600.
However, Mbosi acknowledged that some students, who are not academically inclined, struggle with their grades and may struggle to repay their loan.
“For some of our students, they may feel like they don’t know where to turn,” he said.
While the student loans are a boon for the student, Mbosis added, it can also be an inconvenience to them because they will have to pay for all the tuition fees during their time in the university system.
According to Mbosi and other university officials, students who complete their courses earn about R100 000 a year, which is enough to cover tuition fees for a year.
This amount is not available to other students who have not completed their studies.
While Mbosi said that a few of his students have had to pay the full tuition fee because of their inability to repay the loan, he said it was important for the university to offer its students a degree they can keep if they are unable to repay.
Cape University has about 1,000 full-time employees and 1,800 part-time ones.
When asked if it would be possible to extend the Cape Pass to other universities, a spokesperson for the South African National University (SNU) said they are not ruling it out.
It was also revealed in a recent article that a study course was offering students R4,000 to help them repay their loans if they failed to complete the required courses.
But it was not immediately clear whether the course was offered to students at all other universities in South African universities, including some of the most prestigious ones in the country, like the University College of the Cape.
The university’s president, Tessa O’Connor, said the students in the program were able to earn the best possible academic performance in their first year of study because of the course.
“We have a strong foundation, but some students don’t make it because they don, or they don because they want to,” she said.
“The students who do make it, they are the ones who have the most fun in their university experience.”