The Examinations Council of Lesotho (ECoL) is a nonprofit making organization, which is responsible for conducting public examinations and national assessment surveys on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).
It conducts public examinations at the end of basic education, Standard 7 (Primary School Leaving Examination), after the end of Junior Secondary, Form C (Junior Certificate Examination) and at the end of Senior Secondary, Form E (O’ Levels/COSC).
The O’Level curriculum and examinations have been provided to Lesotho since 1961 by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) and later by Cambridge International Examinations CIE.
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The Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) taken at the end of secondary school in Lesotho is currently made up of Cambridge GCE O Levels, marked and graded by ECOL in Lesotho since, 1989.
As part of Lesotho’s national educational development, the COSC is being replaced by a locally produced qualification — the Lesotho General Certificate of Secondary Education (LGCSE), which is being developed over a period of years in three/four main stages.
In light of the prevailing and envisaged changes in the assessment of education in Lesotho, LGCSE is more relevant than COSC. The reason being that, LGCSE will exist as a qualification where performance in each subject is individually recognized, unlike with COSC, which is based on a group award system.
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