Professor Kananelo E. 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 and Acting 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 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; Director 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.
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Professor Kananelo E. Mosito
National University of Lesotho
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