A delegation from the National University of Lesotho (NUL) visited the Department of Educational Foundation on March 18, 2019 for a benchmarking exercise. Of particular interest was the University of Botswana Bachelor's Degree in Special Education.
The delegation was led by Dr Paseka Andrew Mosia. Others were Mr Khosi Rajeke (Special Education Needs Assistant), Ms Lintle Mosola (Assistant Lecturer) and Ms Mahlape Tseeke (Lecturer).
Speaking at the event, Head of the Department of Educational Foundation, Dr Bolelang Pheko, said it was important for institutions in the southern African region to work together and learn from each other.
Dr Pheko said such would help in harmonizing skills development and programmes and make them relevant to current job market.
In response, Dr Mosia said NUL was currently working towards reviewing and evaluating programmes to ensure quality and improvement.
“We chose embarking on a benchmarking exercise with UB because of its relevance and experience in running special education programmes,” said Dr Mosia.
Meanwhile, other issues they touched on during discussions included admissions criteria, examinations, attachments and policies as well as early development of children with disability in primary and secondary schools.