Professor Kananelo Mosito (KC)
Professor Kananelo E. Mosito (KC), is an Associate Professor of Law and former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the National University of Lesotho, from 2012 to 2019. He became the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1 November, 2019 to date.
In 1987, he obtained a Diploma in Law. In 1990, he graduated with a BA (Law), while in 1992, he graduated with an LL.B degree. In 2016, he graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law (Conciliation and Arbitration). All the foregoing qualifications, he obtained from the National University of Lesotho. Later on, Prof. Mosito continued his legal studies at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, in the United Kingdom; where from he obtained an LL.M degree in 1996. He thereafter proceeded to the University of Cape Town, South Africa, wherefrom he obtained a PhD in Commercial Law degree in 2009.
He was called to the bar in 1992 whenceforth, he practised as an Advocate of the High Court and Court of Appeal of Lesotho and, in 2009 he took silk as King’s Counsel (KC). He was appointed to the High Court bench as an Acting Judge and simultaneously deployed to head the Labour Appeal Court in 2006. As from that period, he also served in the various divisions of the High Court of Lesotho (Constitutional, Criminal, Ordinary and Land Court) until 2015 when he was appointed as the President of the Court of Appeal. In 2016, he resigned under protest only to be reappointed in 2017. He is the current President of Lesotho’s apex court (the Court of Appeal of Lesotho).
Prof. Mosito has lectured in various courses in law at the National University of Lesotho from 1993 to date. He has prepared and handed down numerous judgments in a variety of legal fields in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Lesotho. He has published numerous academic articles focusing on African customary law, commercial law, family law, international commercial arbitration, labour law as well as social security law, in various esteemed law journals.
Overview of the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor is University’s Academic Head who reports to the Vice-Chancellor and assumes the Vice-Chancellor’s responsibilities in his absence. The Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor is charged with helping University achieve excellence across all areas of the academic enterprise through oversight of undergraduate teaching and learning; graduate mentoring; faculty development, and the development of innovative academic initiatives. The office is responsible for the administration, coordination, and development of general policies and functions applicable to all academic programmes.
Other responsibilities of the office include: overseeing the development of academic strategic plans across academic units; ensuring continuing professional development of the academic teaching and research staff through professional development opportunities both on and off campus as well as designing strategies and mechanisms to create a research culture, providing strategic direction to institutional research initiatives.
The services rendered by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s office include chairing various academic and institutional committees as well as selection panels. The committees for which the Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s office provides chairmanship include the Academic Planning Committee, Space Allocation and Vacation Courses Committee, Library Board, Computer Steering Committee, Academic Planning Committee, Localization and Training Board, Sabbatical and Study Leave Committee, Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, Bookshop Committee, and Research and Conferences Committee.
Prof. Kananelo E. Mosito (KC)
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