March 2018

ARE YOU A LESOTHO ENTREPRENEUR? PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY

Attention all Entrepreneurs (including those who want to be entrepreneurs) and Small Growing Business Owners in Lesotho –

NUL Research and Innovations is collaborating with the Promoting Enterprise Development Programme (PED) to assess capacity development constraints to entrepreneurs and small growing businesses in Lesotho. 

NUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPO BY AYP

We live in an age of mass-media hyperbole. Things now are best-evers, greatest in x amount of time, the most this-or-that since records have been kept, biggest whatever since the last one. This time, it’s the mighty Academic Youth Progress (AYP) Entrepreneurship Expo 2018.

Media hyperbole serves a purpose, but some things are undeniably doing the most, as with the wave of entrepreneurship from the NUL Community that’s spreading country-wide. AYP Entrepreneurship Expo is an event dedicated to the NUL class of 2017/18 and the plan is to keep it rolling yearly.

INTRODUCING NUL’S SOILLESS MEDIUM

When Tebalo Sekorobele, the National University of Lesotho (NUL)’s Chemical Technologist, tested the physical and chemical properties of his horticultural growth medium, he was pleased with what he saw. His product did not only match the commercial growth medium, it was a lot better in other areas.

After a careful development of a growth medium aided by extensive literature studies, and many trials, Sekorobele was pleased to find that his medium could produce plants that matched commercial growth mediums in all aspects.

NUL'S SIGN LANGAUGE INTERPRETER APP GETS INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION

Here is an ambitious project by the National University of Lesotho (NUL) 4th Year Computer Science students; Lika Masoebe and Mokhutli Letsae. When a person speaks to you in sign language, the app will translate that sign language to your language so you understand. 

The project has captured the attention of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology which has consequently invited the NUL scientists to present it at the 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Soft Computing in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

A TALENTED NOVEL AUTHOR FROM THE NUL

This unusually talented novel author, Tumisang Letsie, is perhaps one of the finest writers in the area of creative writing to have come out of the National University of Lesotho (NUL). Listen to his story. 

In 2005, after completing his high school a year earlier, the author crossed the boundaries of the NUL to study Urban and Regional planning, which is where his writing journey began. He began his novel, The Aura of the Ancestors ‘Leseli la Naleli’ in 2008 after quitting from the university due to consecutive failures. 

(His digits +266 5949 0264) 

THE EFFECTS OF ANTIHYPERTESTIVE DRUG THERAPIES ON BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS IN MATURITY ONSETDIABETES PATIENTSON ORAL HYPOGLYCAEMIC DRUGS: THE CASE OF SELECTED HEALTH CENTRES IN LESOTHO

nt. Sci. Technol. J. Namibia, Adorka et al./ISTJN 2017, 9:49-60.

Matthias Adorka1∗, Motseng Letsa2, Mitonga Kabwebwe Honor´e3†, Kirk Allen4

1School of Pharmacy, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
2Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, National university of Lesotho, Roma 1803School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia4Faculty of Health & Medicine, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England

Abstract

NUL PROFESSOR AND NUL ENERGY RESEARCH TEAM IN A MULTI-MILLION RESEARCH GRANT OF OVER M66 MILLION

The National University of Lesotho (NUL) will soon have millions of money poured into its research efforts in advanced energy materials through the efforts of Prof Molibeli Taele, one of the Nation’s leading scientists. UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) have awarded a whopping M66, 220,313.39 (£4,027,584.65) research grant to a Synchrotron Techniques for African Research and Technology (START) of which NUL is part. 

EMPOWER THE ENTREPRENURIAL MIND, SAYS THE NUL LECTURER WHO HAS AGRIC-MANIA

Gardening is his love and passion. Sets’abi Sets’abi, is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). His thoughts and actions point to one thing - His vision is that Lesotho’s agriculture can be redefined and be taken to new heights, where it can meaningfully contribute to the sustainable development of the country, create high income jobs, attract the youth, and become a meaningful player in agricultural export markets.