• Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

    Malcolm X
  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

    Albert Einstein
  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

    Aristotle
  • Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.

Our Mission Statement


To develop and implement policies which ensure acquisition of functional literacy among all Basotho and development of a productive, quality human resource base through education and training.

Our Vision


Basotho shall be a functionally literate society with well-grounded moral and ethical values; adequate social, scientific and technical knowledge and skills by the year 2020. In striving to attain its Mission and Vision, the Ministry of Education and Training shall be guided by the following ideals and values:

  • Access
  • Quality
  • Equity
  • Relevance
  • Service delivery: productivity, efficiency, effectiveness
  • Intra and inter linkages
  • Professionalism, integrity, transparency and accountability
  • Social responsibility
  • Democracy: devolution and decentralization
  • This includes gender equality.

Strategic Goals and Objectives for the 2005 – 2015

  • To improve access, efficiency and equity of education and training at all levels.
  • To improve the quality of education and training.
  • To ensure that curricula and materials are relevant to the needs of Lesotho, are consonant with the appropriate standards and gender responsive.
  • To ensure that both vocational-technical and non-formal education programs respond to the needs of industry and the communities in general.
  • To develop and implement a common system of regular collection and reporting of information on the current status and future demand and supply, and on priority educational areas in the country.
  • To progressively achieve the equivalence, harmonization and standardization of the education and training systems in nationally, regionally and internationally.
  • To effectively participate in regional and international educational sector development initiatives.
  • To promote gender equality and ensure empowerment disadvantaged groups.
  • Address the challenges posed by HIV and AIDS in education and training.