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The Honourable Minister of Finance

Honourable, Dr 'Mamphono Khaketla

Biography

Honourable ‘Mamphono Khaketla is the Minister of Finance. She is also a Senator. She was appointed to the position of the Minister of Finance in March 2015. 

Education

Dr Mamphono Khaketla attained her Bachelor of Education from the National University of Lesotho and Diploma in Education in 1980 and 1982 respectively. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in USA with Msc in 1988 and PhD in 1991.

Political Career

In 2002, Honourable Khaketla was appointed to the position of the Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, the position she hend until 2004 when she moved to serve in the Ministry of Natural Resource from 2004 to 2007. Dr Khakela also served as Minister of Education and Training from 2007 to 2012. She is currently the Minister of Finance the position she held from 2015 to date.

Career outside Politics

She has worked as Lecturer at the National Teacher Training College (now Lesotho College of Education) from 1981 to 1995, Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education and Training from 1995 to 1996 and later in the same year (1996) became the Director at the Institute of Development Management (IDM) in Lesotho and Botswana. She served at IDM until 2001 when she joined the Centre for Accounting Studies as Director until 2002.
In 2012, Dr Khaketla engaged in consultancy work until 2015 when she became Minister of Finance.

Board Memberships

  • Member of MS TCDC (a Danish volunteer's association) - 1996 to 1998
  • Member of Examinations Council of Lesotho - 1994 to 1995
  • Member of Executive Committee of the Lesotho Educational Research Association - 1993 to 1995
  • Member of Lesotho Mathematics Panel - 1983 to 1985
  • Member of Lesotho Junior Certificate Mathematics Markers' Panel - 1982 to 1983

Honours

  • Canadian Crossroads, served as a volunteer teacher in Ontario, Canada - 1984
  • Albert Sabin Rotary Fellow - 1986
  • Vilas Fellow of the University of Wisconsin - 1988
  • Fellow of the African America Institute - 1988

Board Memberships

  • Lesotho Science and Mathematics Teachers Association.
  • Lesotho Educational Research Association.
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • American Educational Research Association.
  • Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association.

Publications

  • Romberg, T. A., Wilson, L. and Khaketla, M. (1989): An examination of six standardized mathematics tests for grade eight. Wisconsin Centre for Educational 
    Research. University of Wisconsin-Madison. USA
  • Romberg, T. A., Wilson, L. and Khaketla, M. (1990): The alignment of six standardized tests with the NCTM standards. Wisconsin Centre for Educational 
    Research. University of Wisconsin-Madison. USA
  • Romberg, T. A., Wilson, L. Khaketla, M. and Chavarria, S. (1992): Curriculum and Test Alignment. In T. A. Romberg (ed) Mathematics Assessment and Evaluation: Imperatives for Mathematics Educators. SUNY Press. New York, USA.
  • Khaketla, M. (1993): Lesotho Education Programme for Southern Africa: Phase II. Summative Evaluation for Lesotho. Maseru, Lesotho.
  • Khaketla, M. (1995): Management and Leadership Development Training Programme of the Lesotho Council of Non-Governmental Organisations. Formative Evaluation. Maseru, Lesotho.
  • Khaketla, M., Mittler, P. and Platt, P. (1995): Integrating children with special needs into the primary schools in Lesotho. Formative Evaluation. Maseru, Lesotho.
  • Pohl, E. and Khaketla, M. (1996): A formative evaluation of the GROW Project. Mokhotlong, Lesotho.
  • Khaketla, M. (1996): A survey of satellite schools in Lesotho. Report prepared for UNICEF. Maseru, Lesotho.
  • Khaketla, M., Bickel, D.A., and Moshi, F. (1997): A costing consultancy for the National Teacher Training College. Maseru, Lesotho.
  • Khaketla, M. (2012): Youth Education and Employment. In The 2014 Lesotho Human Development Report: Leveraging the Power of Youth for Human 
    Development. UNDP, Maseru, Lesotho

Papers presented at Conferences

  • Solving addition and subtraction problems in the primary schools in Lesotho. SASMA special conference - Beira, Mozambique, September, 1993.
  • An analysis of the Lesotho Junior Certificate Mathematics Examination and its impact on instruction. BOLESWA Symposium. Roma, Lesotho, June 1993.
  • Research in teacher education. First annual conference on teacher education and the teaching profession in Lesotho. Maseru, Lesotho, June 1993. 
    Co-presenters: S. Motlomelo and L. Mabathoana
  • Diagnostic testing throughout Form A. Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Workshop. Roma, Lesotho. January, 1993.
  • Language and Mathematics. Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Workshop. Roma, Lesotho. January, 1993.
  • Classroom Management in Lesotho Schools. Midwinter Workshop for US Peace Corp Volunteers. Outward Bound, Leribe, Lesotho, May, 1995

Personal Life

Honourable ‘Mamphono Khaketla is married and blessed with a daughter.

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