May 2018

NUL STUDENT FINDS BREWERY WASTE A BRILLIANT ORGANIC FERTILIZER

When Maluti Mountain Brewery (MMB) sets free its brewery waste, a number of trucks line to pick it up, mainly as food for pigs. “But there is a far healthier use,” said Khoabane Nkome, a student at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). “I am assessing its potential as a brilliant fertilizer,” but not for the reasons you are thinking about.

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CHARACTERIZATION OF COOKED AND UNCOOKED HOMEMADE GINGER BEVERAGES PRODUCED IN LESOTHO IN COMPARISON WITH COMMERCIAL BRAND

Mosotho J. George1,Palesa Lesemane1, Emmanuel B. Tanor Fidele Tigizimana2

1Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, National University of Lesotho, P.O. Roma 180, Lesotho

2Department of Biochemistry, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa

International Journal of Science and Technology 4 (7), 124-29

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ABSTRACT 

A MYSTERY MATERIAL AT THE NUL

As Dr Mopeli Fabiane demonstrates a new material he calls graphene, a material that will beat your average semi-conductors in terms of flexibility, high speed in electronic devices and low cost, you can almost sense an intense passion in his heart.

This National University (NUL) of Lesotho Senior Lecturer is developing a material that is so thin, it is just one atom thick—and it is a million times thinner than your single hair, yet 200 times stronger than steel.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARRIVE AT NUL FOR MASTERS BRIDGE PROGRAMME

“Finally, the Department of Economics is hosting the Masters Bridge Programme Fellowship for students from around Africa on behalf of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) beginning Monday, 21 May, to 29 June, 2018,” says Ms Nthabiseng Koatsa, the Head of the Department of Economics at the National University of Lesotho(NUL).

NUL LECTURER SIMPLIFIES HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

Mr Khobatha Setetemela, a Computer Engineering Lecturer at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) has devised and successfully tested a system to help scientists simplify high performance computing to enable processing of Big Data.

In short, Mr Setetemele’s system, allows an average scientist to program a complex computer system using a very simple language without having to understand the “nuts and bolts” of that complex system.

DEVELOPMENT IN THE REMOTE SENSING OF SOIL EROSION IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. IMPLICATIONS ON FUTURE FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY

Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, Volume 9, January 2018, Pages 100-106

Khoboso E.Seutloali (a)Timothy Due (b) Mbulisi Sibanda(c)

(a) Department of Geography and Environmental Science, National University of Lesotho, P.O. Roma 180, Maseru, Lesotho

(b) Department of Earth Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa

"TEACH SCIENCE IN THE MOTHER TONGUE AND SCIENTIFICATE SESOTHO ,” SAYS NUL LINGUIST

When you teach a child science, or any technical subject, in their own language, that child is likely to understand scientific concepts better than if science is taught in a foreign language, argued Dr Mosisili Sebotsa, the National University of Lesotho (NUL)’s highly passionate linguist. He delivered this lectureto a curious audience of scientists in the past NULISTICE 2018 Conference (www.nulif.org.ls.

LIE GROUP CLASSIFICATION OF A GENERALIZED LANE-EMDEN TYPE SYSTEM IN TWO DIMENSIONS

Journal of Applied Mathematics, Article ID 405978, 10 pages

Motlatsi Molati, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, National University of Lesotho, Roma 180, Lesotho...

Chaudry Masood Khalique, International Institute for Symmetry Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Department of Mathematical Sciences, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus,
Private Bag X 2046, Mmabatho 2735, South Africa.

Abstract

4 MILLION MALOTI BOOST FOR CUTTING EDGE ENERGY RESEARCH AT THE NUL

At last, the funding for research in energy materials is here, said the obviously pleased professor Molibeli Taele. 

It is celebrations in the Roma Valley as the National University of Lesotho (NUL) has just received more than M 2.5 million as a first batch of the 4 million awarded by the Research Councils UK.

Of the many African universities and units awarded, NUL is on the top as it recieved one of the biggest shares of the money.

NUL ASSISTS AN ARMY OF BUSINESS STUDIES AND ECONOMICS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

He is guided by quite a simple philosophy—he loves high school teachers and their kids. Mr Patrick Bukenya, the National University of Lesotho (NUL) based author of the two famous high school books, “Introduction to Business Studies” and “Understanding Accounting” is the Business Administration Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

He is leading a team of highly motivated NUL Lecturers intent on sharing the principles of Business Studies and Economics with high school teachers for the benefit of the high school kids.

They do it for free!