• 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.

Hon. Ntlhoi Motsamai

Minister of Education and Training

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Honourable Minister of Education and Training


Hon. Mamookho Phiri

Deputy Minister of Education and Training (Basic Education)

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Honourable Deputy Minister of Education and Training

 

 


Deputy Minister of Education and Training (Higher Education)

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Dr. John Oliphant

PS Higher Education

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Dr. John Oliphant holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education which he acquired in 2009 from the University of Cape town, South Africa.

In 1992 he obtained M.Ed from Chichester Institute of Higher Education, UK (College of the University of Southampton).  In 1986 and 1984 he obtained B.Ed from the National University of Lesotho and Dip.Ed respectively.

He started his teaching career at Mohale‘s hoek High School in 1981. In 1994 he joined the former National Teacher Training College (NTTC) as a Director until 2000.

In 2004 to 2009 he was appointed as the Deputy Rector, Academic Affairs for the Lesotho College of Education (LCE) and later in 2010 he served as the Rector in the same College until 2015.

In 2015 he was engaged as a consultant by UNESCO and served in various education-related assignments until 2017.   

He also served as the Lesotho High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland based in London from 2017 to 2018.

He is married with three children.

Dr. John Oliphant holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education which he acquired in 2009 from the University of Cape town, South Africa.

In 1992 he obtained M.Ed from Chichester Institute of Higher Education, UK (College of the University of Southampton).  In 1986 and 1984 he obtained B.Ed from the National University of Lesotho and Dip.Ed respectively.

He started his teaching career at Mohale‘s hoek High School in 1981. In 1994 he joined the former National Teacher Training College (NTTC) as a Director until 2000.

In 2004 to 2009 he was appointed as the Deputy Rector, Academic Affairs for the Lesotho College of Education (LCE) and later in 2010 he served as the Rector in the same College until 2015.

In 2015 he was engaged as a consultant by UNESCO and served in various education-related assignments until 2017.   

He also served as the Lesotho High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland based in London from 2017 to 2018.

He is married with three children.


Dr. Dira Khama

PS Basic Education

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Dr. Dira Khama holds a Ph.D. in Educational Management which he acquired in 2001 from Reading University, UK.

 

He also obtained M.A. Ed. in Organisational Planning and Management in 1991 from the same University (Reading).

 

Dr Khama started his teaching career at St Stephens High School in 1981 to 1988 as an Assistant Teacher. He also served as an Assistant Teacher from 1988 to 1991 at John Mount High School.

 

He joined the National University of Lesotho in 2000 where he served as the Lecturer in Development Studies Education for nine years. In 2009 he served as the Senior Lecturer in Development Studies Education (Department of language and Social Education) until July 2020.

 

Dr Khama’s professional interests include but are not limited to understanding how organisations and institutions operate in education as well as to find ways of empowering development studies teachers to become better secondary and high school teachers.

He is married with two children.


Mr. Ratsiu Majara

Deputy PS

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Born in Liphiring in Mohale's Hoek district, Mr Majara holds a Masters Degree in Education obtained in 1998 at the National University of Lesotho. In 1988 he obtained a Bachelor of Education at the National University of Lesotho

From 2011 up to date Mr Majara holds a position of Chief Education Officer Secondary at the Ministry of Education and Training. In 2008 - 2010 he was a Chief Inspector – Central Inspectorate while in 1999 - 2007 he worked as a Geography Inspector.


Deputy PS

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CEO Tertiary

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Mrs. Bertha ‘Mabakubung Makakane Seutloali

CEO Secondary

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Mrs. Seutloali holds Master Degree in Education obtained at University of Natal - Durban in 2000. In 1993 she obtained her Bachelor Degree in Education at The National University of Lesotho (NUL) and also obtained Diploma in Education there in 1986, while in 1982 she obtained Secondary Teachers Certificate at the National Teacher Training College.

From 2011 to date Mrs Seutloali holds a position of CEO Curriculum and Assessment at the Ministry of Education and Training. In 2005 – 2010 she was a manager at School Supply Unit, while from 2002-2004 she was a Senior Education Officer in Leribe. In 2001 she was a Field Education Inspector in both Leribe and Thaba Tseka districts


CEO Primary

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Dr. Makhube Ralenkoane

CEO Curriculum and Assessment

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Born at Sebapala in Quthing district, Dr. Ralenkoane holds a doctorate in Educational Management obtained in 2013 at the University of Free State. In 2005 he obtained a Masters in Educational Administration, Planning and Social Policy at the University of Cape Town. He obtained Honours in Educational Management in 2003 also at the University of Cape Town while in 2001 he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the National University of Lesotho as well as a Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Development Studies in 1999.

From June 2015 to date he joined the Ministry of Education and training as Manager Tertiary Department. In 2014-2015 he worked as a member of Performance Agreements Coordinating Secretariat at the Ministry of Public Service. In 2008 – 2013 he worked at the same Ministry at the Lesotho Institute of Public Administration and Management as a Senior Lecturer and Trainer in the Research Division and in the Public Administration and Human Resource Development Division. In 2001 - 2006 he worked as a Senior Graduate Teacher at Sefika High School.


CEO Teaching Services

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Mr. Makhele Thae Bernard

Director TVET

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Born at Mohlanapeng in Thaba-Tseka district, Mr. Makhele holds a Masters Degree in Education obtained at the Central University of Technology, Free State, Republic of South Africa in 2005. In 1999 he obtained a Bucalleurres Degree in Education from the Orange Free State, and he also graduated from the National Teacher Training College with a Diploma in Education in 1995.

Mr Makhele holds the position of Director Technical and Vocational Education and Training since 2013. Before holding the Directorship, Mr. Makhele worked as a lecturer at Lesotho College of Education from 2000 to 2013. He has also done reportuering work for Appropriate Technology Policy Studies Network-Lesotho at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2011. In 2010 he was a national Consultant for UNESCO to draw a baseline study for TVET System in SADC region (Lesotho Case). Mr. Makhele has been a teacher at Paray high School from 1996 to 2000.


Mr Nathaniel Motaba

Director EFU

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Mr Motaba holds a Masters Degree in Education obtained at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1999. In 1995 he obtained Post Graduate Bachelor of Education from the University of Cape Town while in 1992 he obtained Bachelor of Arts with Education from the University of Lesotho.

From 2015 up to date Mr Motaba works as Director Education Facilities Unit. From 2008 to 2015 he coordinated the culture sector nationally under the auspices of UNESCO. In 2008 Mr Motaba worked as an Editor of Informative newspaper while in 2009 he edited Action Mail newspaper. He worked as a Director at the teachers’ affairs nationally in the Teaching Service Department from 2006 to 2008. In 2005 he worked as an Administration Manager for Youth Training Centers in the Ministry of Gender and Youth, Sport & Recreation while from 1992 to 2005 he was a teacher at St. Catherine’s High School.


Director Finance

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Director Planning

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Director HR

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General Secretary UNESCO

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