Mantina Mohasi

Dr. Mohasi is now retired after many years as a senior lecturer in the Adult Education Department at the Institute of Extra Mural Studies of the National University of Lesotho. Her responsibilities included coordination of the B.Ed. Adult Education Programs. In 2007 she played a key role in the introduction of the Master’s Program in Adult education. [10-20]


Prior to that she served as head of the department from 2000-2003, and acting dean of the Institute from November 2003 to October 2004. She facilitates undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Distance Education, Practicum in Adult Education, Psychology in Business. In the Master’s degree in Adult Education she teaches Social Psychology and Conflict Resolution. She also supervises adult learners’ research projects.


Dr Mohasi’s research work focuses on indigenous knowledge, Open and distance learning, gender issues and community development. She presented papers to different conferences that were organized in countries like Botswana, Uganda, San Francisco and Austria. One of the highlights of her career came when she was awarded the prestigious Cyril O’Houle Scholarship in Adult and Continuing Education. This was an honors program for emerging scholars and leaders in this field. This program culminated in a scholarly publication: Global Issues and Adult Education in which Dr Mohasi contributed an article on “Mainstreaming Marginalized Populations through Adult Education Programs: The Herd boys in Lesotho.”


Apart from her academic work, Dr Mohasi is also a very keen community development practitioner. She has participated in non-formal education programs for traditional healers in the area of HIV and AIDS. She also developed material for these traditional healers on mentoring processes and skills.[5-08]




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