Manthoto H. Lephoto‚ Associate Professor
BA + CCE (NUL), MEd (Tennessee State), PhD [International Education] (USC)
Associate Professor Manthoto H. Lephoto is the acting Vice Chancellor at the National University of Lesotho starting from 1st June, 2019 and taking over from the hands of Professor Nqosa Mahao who parted ways with NUL on 31st May, 2019. Before taking the Acting Vice-Chancellor’s duties, Prof. Lephoto was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor at NUL since December 2015.
She started her career as a lecturer in Finance and Materials Management in the then Lesotho Institute of Public Administration which is today LIPAM from 1978 to 1983. She joined NUL in 1983 as a lecturer in the then Business Training Center of IEMS whose main responsibility was to train business people. She has academically grown within IEMS moving from noncredit programmes of entrepreneurship to credit programmes of business studies and adult education. She has been a programme coordinator, a head of department, a deputy director and a Director of IEMS.
During her term at IEMS, the Institute has grown in terms of enrolment, in terms of numbers and levels of programme offering. Today the Institute is transforming from a purely part time mode into an open and distance learning (ODL) mode‚ in order to respond to the current need to open more access to NUL programmes to more Basotho who are not able to attend full time.
Prof. Lephoto is very passionate about the ODL delivery mode and sees it as a great opportunity to bring University education to the educationally disadvantaged nationals and also to respond to capacity building for the working population.
Her other areas of interest include community development, gender, adult education and leadership.
Overview of the Office of the Vice Chancellor
The Vice Chancellor is the Chief Academic and Administrative Officer of the University and initiates and implements the institutional strategies on all key issues affecting the university. The Vice Chancellor is thus the chief strategist for the University, coordinating academic, administrative, corporative, financial, human resources and physical plans in the development of the institution.
The Vice Chancellor provides leadership to Management Team responsible for the academic, financial, administrative, public relations functions of the University and ensures that each performs to the expected level of excellence and promotion of good order throughout the institution.
The Vice Chancellor assisted by the Pro-Vice Chancellor heads a Management Team made up of the Registrar; the Bursar; Librarian; Dean of Students Affairs; and Directors of Human Resources; and Communications and Marketing.
The technology provision and services (ICT) is under the Vice Chancellor. The section deals with all planning, development and maintenance of the technology of the university.
The University also has an audit function which is headed by the Chief Internal Auditor. The Chief Internal Auditor reports to the Audit Committee for its work and to the Vice Chancellor on administrative issues.
The Vice Chancellor is an ex officio member of the University Council and Chairman of Senate.
Vice Chancellor’s Secretary
Tel: +266 22340601 Direct: +266 52217200
Mrs. Ntahli ‘Makopano Mahase – Personal Secretary
Dip. in Secretarial Services (CTI)
Professor ‘Manthoto Lephoto
Tel: +266 22340601 Ext: 7204
P.O. Roma 180