Vega, a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (IIE), has been ranked as South Africa’s top educational institution in the student category of the Loeries Official Rankings – making Vega one of the most awarded tertiary brands in 2019.
In addition to Vega’s victory at a school level, 10 students from Vega made it to the Top 20 Student category and were lauded for their high standard of work and innovation. Three navigators (lecturers) from Vega also took the spotlight, winning first, second and third place in the Loeries Top Lecturer category. Seven other navigators from Vega also claimed accolades in this category of just 15 individuals.
“It is an absolute honour for Vega, as an award-winning tertiary brand that has been dedicated to excellence in the educational sector for the past 21 years, to be recognised for excellence through the outstanding work and efforts of our students and staff, the people who make Vega what it is,” said Shevon Lurie, MD at Vega. “Thank you to the Loeries for this powerful recognition. We wear this achievement proudly, and continue to be committed to achieving excellence going forward.”
The Loeries Official Rankings list the top brands, agencies and institutions, offering a comprehensive overview of the annual performance across the brand communications industry throughout Africa and the Middle East.
The prestigious Top Educational Institution category assesses institutions based on the outstanding performance and achievements of their students and lecturers, and the awards and special mentions received at the annual Loeries Awards.
Twelve students from Vega received top honours in the August 2019 Loeries Awards, bagging two golds, two silvers and one bronze Loerie award for their work.
Vega offers IIE undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Brand Management, Brand Communication and Design, which are available for study on a full-time or part-time basis on campuses nationwide and online.