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Lesotho is a small Commonwealth state with a largely rural population of over 2.3 million (World Bank, 2022).

COL’s work in Lesotho is in the areas of higher education and technology-enabled learning. Lesotho is a part of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) network and benefits from programmes offered by COL’s regional centre, the Southern African Development Community’s Centre for Distance Education (SADC-CDE). Learners from Lesotho are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and other available resources.


National University of Lesotho (NUL) implementing COL’s institutional employability framework.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Lesotho include:

  • Ministry of Education and Training
  • Council on Higher Education (CHE)
  • Lesotho Distance Teaching Centre
  • National University of Lesotho (NUL)

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Mr Monaheng Mohale
Lesotho Distance Teaching Centre

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