WHY AN INTERACTIVE TELEMATIC EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT AT THE MILITARY
“The international benchmark of excellence for a country’s military training
and the development of a cadre of officer-leaders lie in the fact that it has a
Military Academy. At these institutions, future
military leaders receive a thorough grounding in appropriate academic fields,
against the background of military expertise. In this way their horizons are
expended so that they can, when the times come, exercise the kind of holistic
leadership required during unsettled times.” (Prof Chris Brink, former Rector
of Stellenbosch University in 2004).
The Military Academy
situated at Saldanha Bay in the Western
Cape offers higher military education (prestigious
and tailor-made Under- and Post Graduate Military Degrees) to officers of the
SANDF. This university degree programme is now available to all members of the
DOD who wish to study on a part time basis. Upon their acceptance and
registration as students in the Faculty of Military Science of Stellenbosch
University, they continue their studies via the Interactive Telematic Education
Virtual or E-Learning platform.
What is ITE , Mobile,
Virtual or E-Learning?
The internet and internet connectivity between you and us at the Military Academy form the basis of your ITE
studies. Your personal computer at home, laptop and smart phone are your vital
educational tools you will use on a daily basis. Without those vital electronic
instruments as well as internet connection (we don’t rely on “please call me messages”)
it is practically impossible to be successful as ITE students. The content of your
module (i.e. the lessons and assignments) is electronically available on the
internet. You submit your completed assignments electronically to your
lecturers who assess them before returning them to you electronically.
Assignments, Tests and Examinations
ITE students gain entry to their Examinations, normally scheduled for May and
November after obtaining a minimum average of 40% in their assignments and Tests
respectively. Tests and Examinations are written at Learning Venues near them.
Currently we have fourteen Learning Venues throughout the country.
Is it really worthy to study via the ITE platform?
Academy strives to
maintain and expand its position as the leader in military education. Far from
being an elitist institution, we target and recruit those who see themselves as
military leaders. All graduates who have successfully completed their degrees
on the ITE platform since 2006 have proven great leadership abilities. We truly
value and consider them assets to the greater DOD, SANDF and our country.
Enrol now and let us collectively create a future of greater possibility for
our beloved country! Ubuhle bendoda busesibayeni – a man’s beauty is in his