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William Goldstone, CEO at Invotech, alumnus from MANCOSA, South Africa
A good leader knows when to walk alongside their people in pursuit of goals, ahead of their people when setting the example and to lead from behind when their people have taken ownership of the shared vision. A leader’s role is also to serve and ensure that the aspirations of all are understood and are being pursued. MANCOSA’s blended learning model is supportive while also helping students develop a sense of responsibility through self-study. Through engaging workshops and discussions, they teach students the skills to understand and solve complex problems.
Nour El Houda Hammami, a second-year nursing student at Université Centrale in Tunisia
Honoris is dedicated to facilitating inclusive spaces that help students become best-prepared professionals. Université Centrale gave me the opportunity to prove myself as a woman student in a safe, equal and just environment. The university pushes us to give our best and unlock our true potential, regardless of gender. It is a great place for women who want to become the best version of themselves on an academic, practical and societal level.
Shafeeqah Babamallam Lawan Architecture Student at Nile University of Nigeria, Nigeria
When I first took a tour of Nile University of Nigeria, I was impressed with the high-quality equipment of the university’s labs – that was the main reason I chose to study there. I am so excited to utilise those spaces as my Architecture degree will require a lot of practical work. I am also excited about Nile’s diverse campus, with students from different parts of the world. I cannot wait to meet and interact with these students and learn about different cultures.
Hajer Maamri, Architect and entrepreneur incubated at Collective Lab, Tuniasia
SmartPonic is a smart device serving as an intelligently designed lamp with indoor hydroponic vertical cultivating system, providing up to two times more productivity. The Collective Lab provided me with invaluable support during the growth of this project. I’ve learned a lot from this experience. I have benefited from the public speaking and innovation module, business models and business plans, marketing, finance, and human resources and there’s yet more learning in this experience. My project is currently at the business plan study stage and I have even been introduced to lots of contests which could be a potential source for financing the project.
Kaiden Naidoo 4IR Bootcamp participant at the iLeadLAB of Regent Business School, South Africa
I gained practical skills and knowledge from attending the multiple bootcamps hosted by the iLeadLAB. I learned how to operate and utilise laser cutting machines, 3D printing machines and learned about the use of electronics such as raspberry pi’s and Arduinos. After this experience, I found employment at a local laser cutting business. They were astounded that I knew so much about laser cutting and about the 4th industrial revolution.
James Sturdee, Campus Student Counsellor at Regent Business School, South Africa
My advice for students looking for jobs: Familiarise yourself with the 21st-century skills that employers are looking for, over and above your technical, “hard skills”, including skills like flexibility, creativity, teamwork, critical thinking and communication. Find a mentor or coach that is familiar with the practices of modern work and engage with them to give yourself a competitive edge in the labour market.
Diana Salibi, 3rd-year student at Université Centrale, Tunisia
The MyU platform is great because my courses are only one click away. Every week we have video-conference calls with our teachers which are vital for third year students, as we prepare our final training reports and portfolios. Thanks to the IT and admin teams at HONORIS UNITED UNIVERSITIES, they have made everything easier during this global pandemic.
Dr. Samar Mouchawrab, the Vice-president of Academic Affairs at Université Mundiapolis de Casablanca
Student exchange helps develop an international, intercultural and global dimension into education and reinforces the student’s open-mindedness and intercultural skills that are highly appreciated by employers. In addition to improving the employability of the concerned students, student mobility promotes academic excellence, strengthens economic ties between countries and develops cultural and personal exchanges.
Thanks to the political science exchange programme at Mundiapolis, one of our graduates was able to do internships at UNESCO and L’Oréal Group, then join the multinational LVMH and then land on a permanent contract at the consulting firm DXC Technology
Leighanne Naicker, Regional Work Integrated Learning Coordinator and Academic at MANCOSA in South Africa
Whilst the Education sector is changing, the real challenge lies in creating new education-based models that collaborate with traditional education systems. These new models need to promote digital literacy and investment in technological infrastructure.
At MANCOSA, The iTeachLab fits perfectly with Honoris’ vision to expose students to new opportunities and contribute to professional development. Their seven hubs seek to actively meet the opportunities and challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. MANCOSA is committed to meeting Africa’s demands for a highly skilled teacher workforce and has therefore prioritised preparing graduates to serve the next generation of learners geared towards STEM-related careers.
Dr. Wafa Troudi, Director of the School of Health Science at Université Centrale, Tunisia
Recruiters are no longer looking for students with the best average, but for those who are able to overcome difficult situations and solve problems. The Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificate is a distinctive qualification that will help students become more effective in their respective fields. A strong emphasis is put on helping them develop skills and the right attitudes required to be successful in the future.
Professor Zaheer Hamid, Academic Director at MANCOSA, South Africa
The Honoris 21st Skills Certificate is the outcome of many months of careful research, planning, student and employer engagement, and academic design. This certificate will provide all Honoris students with critical skills relevant for the new world, rendering them favourable in a hyper-competitive global labour market.
Nadeem Cassim, Associate Director of Regent Business School, South Africa
The Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificate will make learners future-ready by teaching them skills such as collaboration, creative design, communication, coding, critical thinking and data analytics, ensuring that they are provided with skills required to succeed in tomorrow’s world.
Dr. Mohamed TABAA, Director of the LPRI Laboratory at Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur
The best strategy to transform Africa will be through its youth. Their projects are inspired by their daily lives and this is what will create change in African communities. The LPRI Lab at Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur is a space for creativity, innovation and research. Students come with ideas and we help with training and supervision, providing the tools to help the young project leaders create their first prototype. Some projects give rise to patent applications – the LPRI provides expertise to support students in filing their patents.
Ahmed Shaikh, Managing Director of REGENT Business School
Simulation centers are at the heart of our pedagogical approach. Simulation is a technique, not a technology, designed to replace or amplify experiments with real patients using artificially developed, guided experiments that evoke or reproduce important aspects of the real world interactively. Our purpose is that our graduates are best-prepared for the real world.
Asmae ani, Head of Employability at Honoris in Morocco
Employers will look at the graduate’s ability to think critically and solve problems. Alongside these skills, they will look for social skills such as the ability to communicate effectively, listen, collaborate, and lead. Students must think ahead and start boosting their employability now by taking the time to develop concrete professional skills through internships, as well as social and extracurricular activities.
Cymbeline Harilal, Teaching and Learning Manager at MANCOSA, South Africa
Future jobs will entail coding and computational thinking. This means that Educational Departments must prioritise the full implementation of Coding and Robotics into the curriculum. Students must seek opportunities in skills transfer programmes with IT companies and learnerships that support digital transformation. Being resilient and agile are prerequisites to thrive in the future.
Abderrahim Bourkia, Professor at Université Mundiapolis de Casablanca, Morocco
Amid this unprecedented crisis of COVID-19 and the obligation to stay at home, we, professors of Mundiapolis, are fully committed to support and help our students to familiarize and make the most of the distance learning platform launched by Mundiapolis IT team, in order to ensure the continuation of studies and a good learning experience.
Pranisha Salikram, Academic Manager of Regent Business School, South Africa
This study tour is an academic journey which provides excellent opportunity to learn about China’s inspiring transformation, culture, ideologies and business models. The highlight of our tour is the lectures on understanding the business environment and logistics in China, as well as visiting multinational companies where industry leaders will expand our knowledge on their businesses and sustainability for the future.
Maher Ben Miled, HR Director at Ooredoo Tunisia
The pace of change has shown that we can no longer follow traditional models of working and learning. To stay agile, we must be proactive in adapting to the needs and demands of the 21st Century workplace. We are already recruiting for the needs of tomorrow – looking for candidates who have a strong collaborative mindset, understand the digital economy, can communicate effectively and have mastered the concept of agility in a VUCA context (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity).
Mechell Chetty, HR Vice President at Unilever Africa, South Africa
In the future, there will be more flexibility in the talent ecosystem; freelancers, crowdsourcing, partnerships, etc. Working from home and flexible hours will become the new normal after COVID, employers will become hyper digitised. Hierarchies in organisations will be reduced: everyone can and should lead and everyone can and should follow and people will work for purpose rather than just a salary. Jobs in fields such as E-commerce, digital marketing, data analytics, and R&D will grow rapidly, recommending that students focus on developing skills such as design thinking, digital marketing, content creation, and analytical thinking, which will be in high demand.
Jean-Claude Legrand, DRH, Responsable Monde de la Diversité, Groupe L’Oréal
The L’Oréal’s strategy in Africa is based on universalization, which means global brands but very fine understanding of local needs to offer tailor-made beauty. And it’s all the more important in Africa where there are wide disparities between countries. That’s why we seek talents with entrepreneurship spirit, a deep understanding of the local culture(s) and able to move across Africa. In this sense, this first Panafrican network of High-level universities is crucial for us, as it prepares the future leaders we need, agile, collaborative and able to have an impact regionally.
Bruce Macgregor, Attorney, and Partner at Macgregor Erasmus Attorneys in South Africa
MANCOSA is a good example of the post-COVID business model that is emerging, in offering a significant online presence, where high-quality training and teaching can take place without incurring travel and the time-related expenses in having to attend a bricks-and-mortar institution. What really struck me is how they took a lead in not only providing education online but also becoming a hub for advice on how to attract and maintain business during this time. COVID-19 sharpened our focus on the delicate balance companies walk in staying solvent. I was heartened to see MANCOSA rise from this pandemic’s fog of uncertainty with a number of incredible initiatives. I’m watching their journey with great interest.