Working and Studying at Milites Dei Academy
The title of working and studying is a quite controversial debate and/or argument in South African Education. The debate evolves around the question ‘Is South African Education Institutions preparing students for unemployment?’ In addition, there have been many arguments about students that needs to hit the road running when finished with studies.
Unfortunately, it is not always possible for education businesses to engage in the luxury of students working and studying. The reason is two-fold, namely, firstly, classes are theoretical in nature and take much time to accomplish and secondly, these businesses cannot afford employing students. In the last instance, education businesses opt for contacting other businesses to employ these students which in effect leads to the fact that students loose class time.
At Milites Dei Academy, through the newly registered leg, namely, Milites Dei Security Services (Pty) Ltd., students study and work while earning a salary. The student is thus, officially an employee, registered at SARS, UIF and have a salary slip as proof.
This last matter is also a controversial issue because most students when they leave a university of college are ask by the employer…‘Do you have work experience?’ One can only answer that question by saying ‘I have salary slips from Milites Dei Security Services, I have a SARS number, and I am registered for UIF.’