LIFELILE MPHO MATSOSO (Ph.D)
Dr. Lifelile Mpho Matsoso is a senior lecturer in the Department of Languages and Social Education of the Faculty of Education. She holds a Masters in English Language Education, from the University of British Columbia ‚ Canada and a PhD in Higher Education Studies from the University of the Free State. The title of her PhD thesis is ‚“The Role of Traditional Knowledge in Acquisition of Proficiency in Academic English by Students in Higher Education Institutions‚.She specialises in English Language Education, Curriculum Studies, Language Editing and Auto-and-ethnographic research. Her research and publications interest and work focus on academic English proficiency, ethnic minority language needs and education language policy issues with specific focus on the implications of all for Language teacher training.
She has extensive consultancy experience on key issues of national interest which include training needs analysis for the improvement of the teaching and learning of English Language, Sesotho, Mathematics and Science in Lesotho Secondary Schools; Lesotho‚s Language Policy Implications for ethnic minority nationals; formative research on Life Skills needs of learners in Lesotho‚s basic education; mid and end-of-term evaluations of the Break-through to Literacy programme in the foundation classes of Lesotho‚s primary schools and the rural Primary Schools Construction Project; the Implementation of the Early Learning teacher training programme at the National Teacher Training College (NTTC/LCE); and the implementation of the Sign Language Project in selected Lesotho Primary Schools. She has assumed roles of team leader, principal researcher and researcher in this experience.
Dr. Matsoso has been in the employ of the National University of Lesotho for over 30 years, teaching English Education at both under and post-graduate levels. She also supervises Masters Students. During this time she has presented papers in conferences local, regional and abroad.Relevant administrative responsibilities for Dr. Matsoso include former departmental headship, deputy deanship and presently Deanship of the Faculty of Education. She has held relevant professional responsibilities outside the University as well. These include Chairmanship of the SADC Technical Committee on Teacher Education and Technical Education as well as that of the Lesotho Educational Research Association (LERA).
The National University of Lesotho has, since February 2013, been engaged in the process of intensive transformative and reflective evaluation of its programme offerings for compliance with the minimum programme accreditation standards as mandated by the Council of Higher Education (CHE). Dr. Matsoso is one of the members of the Accreditation Team which was formed by the Acting Vice-Chancellor to kick start the NUL programme accreditation process by through sensitisation and programme-based self-evaluation workshops aimed at facilitating compliance of the NUL academic programmes to the CHE minimum programme accreditation standards
Dr. Matsoso is the Chairperson of the Examinations Council of Lesotho (ECoL). By virtue of her position as the Dean of the Faculty of Education she is also a member of the Council of the Lesotho College of Education.
Faculty Assistant Registrar:
Mr. Sebothama Ephraim Liphoto
Dean‚s Personal Secretary:
Mrs. ‚Matebello Mokupo
Ms. ‚Ma-Abiele Maliehe
Mrs. Ponts‚o Nthongoa
Ms. M. Nkuebe
Mrs. Mary Khoete
Mr. M. Katile