August 31, 2017

Shortening the Distance with Damelin Correspondence College

By Ashmika Chottu

With the emergence of new technologies developing exponentially in the education sector and the growing-need to earn an income after graduating from high school, students have been driven towards distance education. With that said, there are still a number of misconceptions surrounding distance learning, some of which include; poor quality education and the student being ‘alone’ in the study process.

Despite not attending classes and being able to learn and communicate face-to-face with one’s tutor, many colleges offer an alternate support system that offers quality education to its students. Once such institution being, Damelin Correspondence College.

Damelin Correspondence College, a distance brand under the Educor Holdings banner, a leading private education provider, allows students to receive one-on-one assistance through its Academic Advising Centre (ACC).

The Academic Advising Centre, an American education concept and a first for South Africa, gives students the attention they require and would receive in a traditional classroom. Launched last year, the Centre provides thousands of students with the support they need to excel in their chosen field.  

Damelin Correspondence College Brand Manager, Tamaryn Van Wyk said that the opening of the AAC has given DCC students the hope they needed in order to succeed in their work and study space.

She said, “Often students who are studying via distance have an 8 to 5 job, earning an income to finance their education and carry household responsibilities. It is difficult for a student with this type of lifestyle to attend classes for additional preparation. This is where the ACC comes in. Each student that registers with Damelin Correspondence College has a dedicated Academic Adviser to ‘hold their hand’ through their educational journey. Advisers are just one call away readily available to answer the student’s questions. The student is never alone.”

According to Tamaryn, the AAC advisers are trained across DCC’s various faculties, including Business, Computer, Technical, Vocational, General and High School and they understand the DCC student well enough to ensure they receive the assistance required to pass their subjects.

Damelin Correspondence College Academic Adviser, Pratisha Praemchand said that they always go above and beyond, helping students recognise their academic potential. “In addition to the academic assistance we try to promote overall healthy student practices by encouraging students to live a healthy lifestyle. We advise them of the benefits of eating healthy, getting enough sleep and time management, among others.

Pratisha shared some feedback from a student Lerato Manyama, who she recently assisted: Lerato said, “Please allow me to express my gratitude and how glad and thankful I am that you assisted me with my finance course. I can proudly say I got the highest mark out of all my exams. I am glad that you are around to assist me with all the difficulties I experienced, as I did not have any exposure to Accounting subjects. You have done an exceptional job. Thank you. With people like you on our side we will always pass.”

Damelin Correspondence College is provisionally registered as a private college with the Department of Higher Education and Training under the Continuing Education and Training Act, No. 16 of 2006. With this, they offer a range of accredited qualifications for students who are then able to learn at home, according to a convenient schedule, without having to incur the cost and inconvenience of travelling to classes at fixed times.

There are other credible options out there for students with a solid support system to ensure that they never feel alone. Damelin Correspondence being one such college shortens the distance and allows for proper guidance, communication and credible qualifications. Do not be discouraged and seek an accredited distance college today. 

For more information on DCC and its qualifications visit www.dcc.edu.za

Issued by the Group Communications Department:

For further information on this release, contact:

Group Head of Communications: Jessie Naidoo or

Senior Public Relations Coordinator: Ashmika Chottu

Tel: (031) 713 3800

Email: Jessie.naidoo@educor.co.za or ashmika.chottu@educor.co.za

 

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