The status of history teaching, learning and examination results in Lesotho, 2000 - 2004: implications for teacher education.

22 February 2012

This paper addresses the issue of History teaching and learning in Lesotho which is at its lowest ebb. Very few schools teach the subject and their poor performance, particularly in the senior classes, exacerbates the situation. On the basis of the examiners' comments in the last five years, the study has identified lack of essay writing skills among the candidates as the main reason behind the high failure rate in History. It also suggests pursuit of quality pre-service & in-service teacher education as well as constant practice of the basics of essay writing skills by student-teachers, teachers and learners alike.