Independent Schools in Lesotho

Gross enrolment overall: 59.2% (2008)

Primary female–male ratio: 0.98:1 (2010)

Secondary female–male ratio: 1.38:1 (2010)

Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 34:1 (2010)

Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 17:1 (2008)

There are seven years of compulsory education starting at age six. Primary school comprises seven years and secondary five, with cycles of three and two years. Some 52% of pupils complete primary school (2008). The school year starts in March.

The ministry’s Special Education Unit provides for learners with special education needs and is also responsible for the development of special education teacher-training programmes.

Independent Schools organisations in Lesotho
American International School of Lesotho
Catholic School Secretariat
Lesotho Bible Training Institute
Machabeng College
Maseru Preparatory School
National University of Lesotho