CHE Audits Quality Assurance Mechanisms of the Lesotho China Fellowship Collegiate

CHE audited quality assurance mechanisms of three institutions, namely, the National University of Lesotho, the College of Health and Safety, and the Lesotho-China Fellowship Collegiate. The purpose of undertaking these audits is to assess the level of compliance to CHE standards by institutions with their internal quality assurance systems and infrastructure among other things. While institutional audits are done routinely to higher education institutions, it was the first time CHE undertook one at a higher secondary school such as the Lesotho-China Fellowship Collegiate. This was done as part of a project in which the Ministry of Development Planning had requested various Government Ministries to finalise incomplete projects and demonstrate viability of some of their completed projects. The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) was requested to provide in-depth information on the Collegiate. Thus, the MOET in turn requested CHE to undertake an institutional audit.     

The audit report was issued at the end of September 2021 and it points to a number of issues, including the fact that the school is well resourced, its infrastructure is of world standard. One of the key findings is that the school does not operate at its full carrying capacity. Thus, it is currently under-utilised, and MOET has to improve its utilisation.

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