The Lesotho Curriculum and Assessment policy

Ministry of Education and Training
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The focus in pedagogy has shifted more towards teaching and learning methods that can further develop creativity, independence, and survival skills of learners.
Learners are expected to become more responsible for their own learning processes and thus should be able to identify, formulate and solve problems by themselves and evaluate their work.
It emphasises development of skills and attitudes necessary for achieving rapid social and economic change.
Focuses on a learner-centered approach, which is not new on the education scene of Lesotho intended to serve as an enabler of democracy.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Implementation of the new curriculum began in 2015 after a pilot phase., it is still being monitored and is being improved upon on the go as there is a shortage of teacher training support. A comprehensive assessment model is also still under development as it is contingent on teaching practice. Many students are yet to undertake practical creative projects beyond the theory-dense offering currently available.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Tertiary Institutions
Public Sector
ECOL (Examination Council of Lesotho)
Public Sector
NCDC (National Curriculum Development Center)
Public Sector
CHE (Councill of Higher Education)
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Prioridades transversales