Department of Educational Leadership and Management

Prof M Lekhetho

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Educational Leadership and Management
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 429 3781


  • D.Ed (UNISA)
  • M.Ed (University of Botswana)
  • BA.Ed (National University of Lesotho)


Book Chapters

  • Preece, J. and Lekhetho, M. 2010. “The Challenge of Relevant and Accessible Education Provision for Herd boys in Lesotho”. In Zeelen, J.; Van der Linden, J.; Nampota, D.; and Ngabirano, M. (Eds.). The Burden of educational exclusion: Understanding and challenging early school leaving in Africa. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Preece, J., and Lekhetho, M. 2009. “Combining literacy with vocational skills: Two case studies of non-formal education for herd boys and farmers in Lesotho.” In Preece, J. (Ed.).
  • Non-formal Education Poverty Reduction and Life Enhancement: A Comparative Study. Gaborone: Lightbooks, Lentswe La Lesedi (Pty) Ltd.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Head of Department (September 2007 to August 2009), Non-Formal & Continuing Education, National University of Lesotho
Project Leader: (September 2007 to February 2008), Integrated and Sustainable Rural Development (ISRD), Training and mentoring development facilitators, managers and planners for transformative integrated rural development in Southern Africa.


Mapheleba Lekhetho is a senior lecturer in the department of Educational Leadership and Management in the College of Education. He has served in various management capacities in the field of education which include being a school principal and senior inspector of schools. He has taught several courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of education management and educational research. His main research interests include school effectiveness, school improvement and education management. He has conducted research and published papers in these areas. He has initiated several interventions intended to improve the performance of primary and secondary schools in the public examinations in Lesotho. He is a member of the following international associations: International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) and International Professional Development Association (IPDA).


  • Teaching B.Ed (Honours) courses
  • Supervision of Master’s and doctoral students
  • Deputy Chair of Departmental Higher Degrees Committee