Lesotho College of Education – Profile

Lesotho College of Education (LCE)

Location: Maseru
Phone Number: 22312721
Head of institution: Rector
Academic year: starts in January and ends in December
Number of students enrolled: 2 771 [2019/20]


In 1975, the government created a public college called the National Teacher Training College (NTTC). This new college replaced three denominational colleges which were now given representation in the NTTC Board of Governors. The NTTC was thus made a department of the Ministry of Education which “therefore operated under the rules and regulations of the civil service”.


Between 1994 and 2002, certificate programmes were replaced by diploma programmes. On 31 July 2002, the College was granted autonomy and renamed Lesotho College of Education.


Programmes Recognised by CHE

  1. Diploma in Education (Secondary)
  2. Certificate in Early Childhood Education (CECE)