|Lesotho: A Baseline Study of the Teacher Education System (CIE, 2000, 83 p.)|
|Chapter Three: Overview of the Main Characteristics of the Teacher Education System in Lesotho|
The Principal Secretary of Education (Chief Administrative Officer of the whole Ministry of Education) is directly responsible for the NTTC. At the head of the College is the Director, who has two Deputy Directors under him. One Deputy Director deals with academic affairs and is responsible for all the Divisions (Primary, Secondary and In-service) as well as the Library. The other Deputy Director is responsible for administrative matters, dealing with the Registrar, the Bursar, and the Student Welfare Officer.
3.6.1. Divisions and Departments
In the beginning, the primary and secondary programmes were administered jointly and staff used to teach in both programmes. This arrangement was seen not to be conducive to the development of specialised skills for primary teaching among either staff or students and also meant that primary might suffer in terms of resource allocation as a result of the usual perception that secondary has higher status. It was therefore decided that the Primary and Secondary programmes should be run as two separate divisions. In 1991, the College implemented the decision, which led to it being divided into distinct departments. The college currently operates with the following structure:
Primary Division: Departments of Agriculture, English, Home Economics, Mathematics, Science, Sesotho, Social and Development Studies, Music, Religious Education, Arts and Crafts, Health and Physical Education, and Professional Studies.
Secondary Division: Agriculture, Commercial Studies, English, Health and Physical Education, Home economics, Mathematics, Professional Studies, Religious Education, Science, Sesotho, Social and Development Studies, Technology Studies, and Computer Studies.
In-service Division: Agriculture, Commercial Studies, Home Economics, Health Education, Mathematics, Professional Studies, Religious Education, Sesotho, and Social and Development Studies.