Non Formal Education

The guiding principle of non-formal education (NFE) is to foster good and meaningful life to all citizens by developing an informed and skilled citizenry through the provision of non-formal educational programmes and support services running throughout one’s life.  This is to ultimately achieve the stimulation of a lifelong learning society and thereby reducing the levels of illiteracy and poverty.  The MoET offers non-formal education courses through the Lesotho Distance Teaching Centre (LDTC).   The main purpose of the LDTC programme is to open wider access to education for Basotho who have never been to school and those that dropped out before attaining Junior Certificate (J.C.) and Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (C.O.S.C.) LDTC programmes cover six districts and the intention is to expand to the remaining four districts of the country.

Sub-Sector Priorities 

  1. Increase access to Open and Distance Learning (ODL) through opening of four (4) Study Centres and fifteen (15) literacy learning posts as well as establishment of offices in the four (4) remaining districts.
  2. Improve quality of Open Secondary and literacy programmes by offering broader range of courses, increasing number of qualified ODL practitioners, teaching through variety of media and regular monitoring of ODL provision.
  3. Efficiency in ODL will be improved through decentralized services.