Governance in Lesotho
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
The Ministry of Education and Training’s Special Education Unit provides for learners with special education needs and is also responsible for the development of special education teacher- training programmes.
The Council on Higher Education was established in 2008 by the Ministry of Education and Training to regulate the various tertiary education institutions, and is responsible for increasing access to higher education and developing means of funding it.
Public spending on education was 5.4 per cent of GDP in 2011.
The National Strategic Development Plan 2012/13-2016/17 aims to implement the National Vision 2020, which was launched in 2003.
Among the overarching objectives of the Plan is radical transformation of technical, vocational and higher education to produce world-class skills and expanding access to ICT. A key issue for the Plan is the rapid emergence of a global knowledge economy, where growth and competitiveness depend on high-level skills and the realisation that natural resources are dwindling and the climate is changing, and future economic activity must be sustainable.
Guidelines for the care and welfare of the rapidly increasing population of orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho were drawn up by government and NGOs in 2006. These aim to protect the rights and ensure the safety of such children at the hands of their carers, and to encourage the care of HIV/AIDS orphans within the community.
|Governance in Lesotho|
|Examinations Council of Lesotho||
|Lesotho Agricultural College||
|Ministry of Education and Training||
|National Council for Tertiary Education||