Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.
Sunday, 25 Nov 2018
Earlier this year, the Deputy Minister of Education and Training Mrs. Maphoka Motobuli officiated the Higher Education Fair. The fair was organized by Council of Higher Education and it is held annually to give carrier guidance to students at National Convention Centre on the 22nd February 2018.
In her remarks, Mrs. Maphoka Motobuli indicated that, this occasion gives students who have obtained their results a golden opportunity to have highest education institutions in Lesotho and demonstrates that this information helps students to make wise decisions about their future.
In addition, she advised students, parents and guardians to attend as many sessions as possible so that they can broaden their understanding of different areas of study. She added that, it is easy to make choices in life and expose their mind and absorbs as much as possible.
“For those who are still in class doing LGSCE, the year has just begun so you still have enough time to make sure that you improve your performance to gain good results,” she explained.
The Ministry of Education and Training through the Council of Higher Education, recognizes programmes offered by institutions in this country and this meant to ensure that students who study at these institutions get quality education. The Ministry noted that, since 20113 no new programme can be offered by any institution if it has not been accredited by Council of Higher Education (CHE). Moreover, all private institutions had to be registered by Ministry and their programmes has to be recognizes before they can operate.
She concluded that improving access to higher education for all those who qualify is one of the priorities of this government. The Ministry has put in place the framework and mechanisms for registering more private higher education institutions so that they can contribute towards improving access.
According to Chief Executive Mrs. Motseko, the purpose of the Higher Education Fair is to enable prospective tertiary students to obtain necessary information on higher education at on place, to give financiers of tertiary students an opportunity to share information on opportunities that may be available and lastly to provide career guidance to the prospective tertiary students with a specific focus on career paths that are within the national priorities.
“we are also humbled by the support of professionals from different sectors who will be providing guidance on different career paths and choices. Furthermore, to all the institutions which are here to showcase their programmes we thank you”, she said.
This is the fifth year event of the Higher Education Fair and institutions such as Botho University, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Scott College of Nursing and Centre of Accounting attended to showcase their programmes. There were more than 10 high schools for career guidance.