Lesotho

31 October 2023

Beyond BRICS: The Shaping Of New Development Narratives

Efforts by both China and India to deepen cooperation with Africa in the higher education and research space are evident in several recent high-profile initiatives that reveal more about the geopolitical goals and engagement style of the countries. Read more

Lesotho Boston Health Alliance (Leboha) Facilities Opened 

The government of Lesotho in partnership with the American Embassy has officially launched facilities for the Postgraduate School of Family Medicine. The ceremony was held in Hlotse, Leribe districts on Friday. Read more

 

31 August 2023

Econet Bids Farewell Higher Life Foundation Students

The Econet Telcom Lesotho through the Higher Life Foundation bid farewell to three students who will be studying in the United States of America at the event held in Maseru on Tuesday. Read more

 

30 April 2023

Diversity is the Key to International Recruitment Success

Today there are nearly five times as many non-EU students as EU students enrolled in UK higher education. China, India, and Nigeria are primarily responsible for the increased growth. Prior to Brexit there were 66,680 EU students studying in the UK. In 2021, the number was just 31,000. Read more

 

31 March 2023

Student Mobility from Sub-Saharan Africa Could Double by 2050

Students from Sub-Saharan Africa are being recruited in their numbers and the competition is increasing, with indicators predicting that the region’s 430,000 outward mobile students will swell and double by 2050. Read more

 

31 January 2023

Open Access Publishing Deal for Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Academics based in 70 low- and middle-income countries, including those in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, will be able to have their primary research published Gold Open Access by Nature – at no cost – thus enabling their scientific work to be permanently and freely available online for anyone to read. Read more

 

31 December 2022

Lesotho’s Dream of a National Education for Sustainable Development Strategy Draws Closer to Reality

Prominent initiatives came from institutions of higher education participating in the UNESCO led SST programme. A total of 33 Teacher Educators and TVET instructors successfully went through the SST course and implemented ESD curriculum transformation projects in their institutions. Read more

UNESCO Launches Training on a Systems Thinking Tool to Promote Inclusive Education

To UNESCO every learner matters equally. The mission of its education sector is to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. Read more

 

30 September 2022

Mining and Minerals have had Limited Educational Benefits

The story of mineral discoveries and mining in Africa being a social curse for the continent is likely to persist after researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank recently found no conclusive evidence of intergenerational mobility into higher education in most African countries and districts where extractions of mineral resources occur. Read more

 

30 June 2022

Lesotho Police Under Fire for Allegedly Shooting, Killing University Students…

The Lesotho Mounted Police Service is under fire for allegedly shooting and killing two student activists who were part of a group protesting against the reduction of student grants at the National University of Lesotho last week. Read more

 

31 March 2021

Mamdani Talks About his Research Legacy and Work at Makerere

Professor Mahmood Mamdani was the executive director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University, Uganda, from 2010 to the end of February 2022. During this time, he has revamped the institution’s mission and established a robust PhD programme. Read more

SADC Education for Sustainable Development Framework on the Horizon

The dialogue is one of UNESCO’s responses to the aspirations enunciated in the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020–2030 of SADC, that is to develop and implement programmes, in order to improve human capacities for socio-economic development… Read more

 

31 December 2021

Omicron: Academics Voice Their Dismay Over Travel Ban

African academics have expressed dismay at the move by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and other countries to block flights from several African countries following the sequencing of a new, potentially more transmissible variant of COVID-19. Read more

 

30 November 2021

India Sharpens Its Knowledge Diplomacy Focus on Africa

Indian higher education initiatives aimed at helping African countries to develop scientific human resources, bridge the digital divide and upgrade skills – and at attracting more African students to the sub-continent – were unveiled at the India-Africa Higher Education and Skill Development Summit held in New Delhi last month. Read more

 

31 March 2021

NMDS Owes Colleges M350 Million

The government is struggling to pay a staggering M350 million in tuition for tertiary students on state bursaries in local colleges and universities. About 80 percent of students in tertiary institutions are sponsored by the state. Read more

 

29 February 2020

Cengage, Edge Learning Media Expand Access to Learning for SA’s Tertiary Students, Instructors

Cengage and Edge Learning Media are delighted to announce a new partnership in South Africa. This partnership will see Cengage representing Edge’s leading textbook catalogue within the South African public university sector, as well as in Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini. Read more

Integrating Technology in Teaching and Learning in Universities in Lesotho…

Technology is now considered a critical toll in enhancing teaching and learning in universities owing to the fact that the ubiquitous nature of technology now allows students to access education from anywhere, at any time and at their own pace. Read more

 

31 March 2019

UB Special Education Programme Excites NUL Delegation

A delegation from the National University of Lesotho (NUL) visited the Department of Educational Foundation on March 18, 2019 for a benchmarking exercise. Of particular interest was the University of Botswana Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. Read more

31 October 2018

Class of 2018 Marks a Decade of Educational Excellence in Lesotho

This graduation ceremony is truly a momentous occasion, not only because of the sheer number of talented individuals who will soon be embarking on highly-rewarding careers in their respective fields, but also because it will mark the 10th anniversary of Limkokwing establishing its campus in the Kingdom of Lesotho. Read more

15 February 2016

Tertiary Institution Should Prioritise Infrastructure Development

Southern African universities should make infrastructure development a priority if they are to offer quality tertiary education. Read more