The IIE's Varsity College COVID-19 update

COVID-19 UPDATE: THE INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

The President’s directive for drastic action to flatten the spread of the virus has been heeded and we are attending to this call whilst continuing with our educational programme, as part of our ongoing commitment to you and your future, we will be putting the following measures in place:

  • Our campuses will be closing for contact teaching from Wednesday 18th March, thus Tuesday 17th March will be our last day of face-to-face teaching. Click here for the full update.
  • The Independent Institute of Education has made the very difficult decision, in the best interest of the health of our communities, to cancel all graduation ceremonies this year. Click here for the full update.
  • As an update to the graduation cancellation notice above, we have received many emails. We share your deep disappointment with having to cancel graduation. They are a celebration that everyone enjoys and that graduates deeply deserve. COVID-19 has changed the world for all of us and this is just one of the prices we are paying. You will, I am sure, be aware that many other institutions have made the same decision for very much the same reasons. We do not believe it is appropriate to withhold graduation qualifications so we are issuing those as soon as we can. To further clarify, Graduation is an official event, where qualifications are conferred similar to all other institutions. If we postpone Graduation, The IIE is not able to confer and distribute these qualifications. It is important that students be able to receive their Testamurs. To postpone the event would mean that you would not be able to receive your Testamurs until then. A celebratory event will be arranged at another stage and we are exploring alternative options as well. We do not know when this will be as we have no definite date when the COVID-19 threat will diminish to the level where gatherings above 100 are allowed.
  • Update on Campus Teaching and Learning. Click here to read
  • Update on graduation by the Director of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). Click here to read.
  • We will be resuming our teaching and learning programme for contact students on the 15th of April remotely. Click here to read more.
  • For more information on the COVID-19 pandemic please visit www.sacoronavirus.co.za