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TitleThe investigation of the impact of technical and vocational education on the socio-economic development of Lesotho with special reference to Maseru district
AuthorTšiame, Cyprian Mafata
SubjectCentral University of Technology, Free State - Dissertations
SubjectVocational education - Social aspects - Lesotho - Maseru
SubjectVocational education - Economic aspects - Lesotho - Maseru
SubjectTechnical education - Social aspects - Lesotho - Maseru
SubjectTechnical education - Economic aspects - Lesotho - Maseru
SubjectEconomic development - Effect of education on - Lesotho - Maseru
SubjectDissertations, academic - South Africa - Bloemfontein
Date2014-10-12T12:29:28Z
Date2014-10-12T12:29:28Z
Date2006
TypeThesis
Format9 016 267 bytes
Formatapplication/pdf
AbstractThesis (M. Tech.) - Central University of Technology, Free State, 2006
AbstractThe demand for continuing reform to technical and vocational education system and its products and services had been inevitable. The challenge for both the Lesotho Ministry of Education and Training Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and the Lerotholi Polytechnic had been to develop strategies, which would enable both economic and social goals to be realized. However, it had been a major concern that the present training system had been having some limitations and the Government’s investments in technical and vocational education produced un-healthy results and returns. The private sector had a poor few of the quality and relevance of the training offered by the public technical institutions; more specifically the Lerotholi Polytechnic, and majority of the labour market had been reluctant to employ the graduates from the institution. If quality assurance and relevance prevailed the private sector would send their employees, supervisors and managers for skills upgrading to the Lerotholi Polytechnic. The Government of Lesotho could promote its economic growth and poverty alleviation objectives if the existing tailored training substantiated to impact on the socio-economic development. The study was intended to investigate the impact of the Lerotholi Polytechnic programmes on the socio-economic development on Lesotho with special reference to Maseru district. The premises lied upon access to the Lerotholi Polytechnic technical and vocational education programmes, relevance of these programmes towards socioeconomic development, their quality assurance for the contribution towards the socioeconomic development and the training and learning strategies employed in the Lerotholi Polytechnic. Management issues such as planning, control and coordination also had to be envisaged with respect to the legal framework of technical and vocational education. Both the Lesotho Ministry of Education and Training Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and the Lerotholi Polytechnic formed the sample population whose responses had been triangulated in the quest for the imperative epistemic of the impact of technical and vocational education on the socio-economic development of Lesotho with special reference to Maseru district. Results had been presented and findings acknowledged. Recommendations had been advocated for the better functioning of the Lerotholi Polytechnic programmes in the contribution towards socio-economic development of Lesotho with special reference to Maseru district.
PublisherBloemfontein : Central University of Technology, Free State
Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11462/95