by AKANI CHAUKE
JOHANNESBURG – AS part of efforts to transform education, a number of universities in South Africa are integrating Cloud solutions to their curriculums.
The institutions have incepted Sage Business Cloud solutions for degrees in commerce, information systems and human resources (HR).
Sage, a cloud business management solutions company, has confirmed that eight universities have included the Sage Business Cloud Accounting and Payroll solutions in their curriculums.
This brings to 25 the number of tertiary institutions – and more than 14 000 students – using Sage HR and accounting platforms, according to the company.
“Sage is passionate about developing the potential of young South African professionals, growing digital skills and equipping young accountants, human resource and payroll practitioners and IT pros with skills in the latest cloud technology,” said Pieter Bensch, Executive Vice-President at Sage Africa and Middle East.
According to the company, annually, about 2 300 students learn to use Sage Business Cloud Accounting and Payroll solutions.
Aarthi Algu, lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), said the company worked with Sage for four years to offer our students access to the latest accounting software.
The partnership has helped 650 students annually to develop the digital skills they need for the workplace of the future.
Chuma Mjali, lecturer and Deputy Head of Accounting at the University of Fort Hare, also hailed the integration of the curriculum to the Cloud.
– CAJ News