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Exactica, PO Box 78069, Sandton, 2146, South Africa
Exactica's mission is easily stated:
To effectively and professionally support postgraduate students to ensure that they pass their degrees.
Exact Innovative Corporate Achievement Solutions (CC 2003/096156/23) was established in 2003 in response to a need: In South Africa (and in most of the rest of the world) the average time-to-completion of advanced degrees is much longer than budgeted for in the programs. Simultaneously, large numbers of people who start a Masters or PhD degree never finish them and leave academia empty-handed. To see the stats, click here.
I believe that this is a shame. When people invest so much time, money and effort into obtaining a qualification, they do so for reasons that are important to them. I also believe that, in the vast majority of cases, a long struggle is unnecessary.
Usually the delay – and where the decision is made not to complete the degree – occurs at the dissertation stage. Consequently, this is where Exactica focuses its attention. At this stage, only the dissertation stands between the student and success. Students are effectively pre-qualified to succeed; they have done all the preliminary work and demonstrated their intellectual capacity. But failure or non-completion at this stage renders all prior work worthless.
Unfortunately, the practical skills needed to tackle a dissertation efficiently are generally not taught, and there are often very few support mechanisms in place to guide candidates. That is the gap that Exactica is designed to fill. Exactica is focussed purely on providing you with the tools to succeed.
Exactica was established and is headed by Dr Erik Hofstee. He holds a Master's degree (cum laude) from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (RUG). He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Michigan State University, where he earned his second Master's degree and his Ph.D. with universal high passes. He was elected to the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars and has taught a broad range of courses at MSU, the RUG and the University of Utrecht.
You can contact me personally by sending an email to . Feedback is always welcome. Another option is to use the form below:
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