National University Of Lesotho Overview
The decision to establish the National University of Lesotho on, the Lesotho (Roma) campus site of the former UBLS was taken on October 20, 1975, by the Lesotho Interim National Assembly through Act No. 1 3 of 1975. NUL is the proud heir of Pius XII University College, UBBS and UBLS. It occupies the same site, grounds, and buildings as its predecessors, as well as additional ones.
Today, the National University of Lesotho is a growing institution striving to meet the needs of the nation, through producing competent and skilled graduates who can easily take up the call to assist in the development of Lesotho.
The 80 hectare University site is situated at Roma (pop. 8,000) some 34 kilometers south-east of Maseru, the capital of Lesotho.
Roma valley is broad and is surrounded by a barrier of rugged mountains which provides magnificent scenery. The University enjoys a temperate climate with four distinctive seasons.
The governing body of the University is the Council and academic policy is in the hands of Senate – both Council and Senate being established by the Act. The University holds membership in:
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
The Association of African Universities (AAU)
The International Association of Universities (IAU)
The Association of Eastern and Southern African Universities (AESAU)
The Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA)
To be a leading African university responsive to national socio-economic needs; committed to high quality teaching, life-long learning, research and community service, respected nationally and internationally.
To promote national advancement through innovative teaching, learning, research and professional services, producing high caliber and responsible graduates able to serve their communities with diligence.
Staff and students of NUL shall demonstrate a commitment to honesty, integrity, professionalism, excellent customer care, respect, tolerance, transparency and accountability in their dealings with colleagues and others. They shall be innovative, resourceful, collaborative, cherishing academic freedom and always striving for excellence.