Feb 11, 2022…The Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology (MCST) staff celebrated back to school event with students of ‘Malithuso high school in Berea.

Staff from the eight  departments of the Ministry namely: Administration, Appropriate Technology Services (ATS), Information Communication Technology (ICT), Information, Lesotho News Agency (LENA), Lesotho National Broadcasting Services (LNBS),  Science and Postal Services were all there celebrating with future leaders.

The climax of the event was awarding of school uniforms as well as stationery to students while others were awarded set top boxes so as to ensure effective implementation of DTT.

Delivering motivation speech at this auspicious event where MCST staff exhibited products and services, the Minister, Honourable Ts’oinyana Rapapa highlighted the importance of the event, whose main target is not only to bring MCST staff members together but to motivate students academically and otherwise.

“The country is faced with the challenge of high unemployment rate, therefore it is important that students access quality education through use of modern technologies in an attempt to improve Lesotho's economy,” he said. The Minister further announced that in 2022 academic year, LCA will be paying school fees for one Ramaisa Sentomo of ‘Malithuso.

Acting Director General LNBS, Mr. Dyke Sehloho mentioned that today's event is part of the Ministry's initiative meant to empower and motivate students so as to prepare them to become responsible leaders. This event started in 2012 through LTV programme known as Litsoanya, since then various schools have been visited.

On behalf of sponsors, LCA Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nizam Goolam said academic opportunity come but once, the more reason why students must use schooling opportunity wisely.

The school’s Acting Principal Mr. Francis Mohlokaqala expressed appreciation that MCST honoured them with this  event where students, particularly those in need were also presented with gifts. “We are glad this comes at the time when we performed well during the 2022 LGCSE results.

On behalf of students, Mpho Ts'oeli expressed gratitude that today they got to meet LNBS Presenters amongst others, saying this is an opportunity that inspires  them. ‘Malithuso high school has a total of 750 students.

In the 2021 LGCSE results, the school whose centre number is recorded as LS640 has registered at least two top achievers including five A*. Today's event commenced with a prayer service led by RCC Priest, Father Isaac Molefi Ramosoeu. Present at this event also included MCST Acting Principal Secretary (PS), Mrs. ‘Manaleli Phafoli, LDF representatives as well as DA Berea, Mr. Liteboho Ts'ola including students from  23 schools.


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