Nowadays school and college curriculums around the world are often debated. High school graduates make the transition to college or in some cases become college dropouts. We have to ask ourselves if it is the actual curriculum that needs to be questioned or the teaching/lecturing staff. Sure we love our teachers (and in most cases our lecturers) - without them the world would make little sense, but what if we had teachers with a bit more character?

Q: Hi I want to Study at CTI but am uncertain about areas of their accreditation. I am looking to study Information systems and just want to know that I am going to make a solid investment towards my studies.
Thanks,
Kyle
 
A: Hi Kyle,

Thanks for the question! Both in South Africa and abroad there are flyby-night learning institutions that often are linked to some outlandish stories. Most of which are horror stories of students walking away with a qualification that is not even worth the piece of paper it is written on. The key is to do your research first hand. Go to the institution that you wish to study at and ask the questions you need answered. It's within both the interest of the student and the institution to have the necessary requirements to meet each others needs. So in this case it's not just CTI, it's every institution that you show some form of attention towards.

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Grants, scholarships and bursaries are generally available at the institutions that you are studying, speak to the financial aid office and they should point you in the right direction including which academic departments are offering funding for postgraduate studies.
 
Then generally there are a few global websites which can help, because they either offer solutions for general post grad studies in terms of Grants, scholarships or bursaries or are specifically based for certain areas. Search through them and you should win. A lot of post grad studies covers funding just for studying a masters/PhD as a blanket offering, so at times it doesn’t matter what field you are reading for in your degree.