By Staff Writers

Maseru, Jan 6 (The Night’s Watch) – Over 5,000 students, 37.6 percent of those who wrote Junior Certificate (JC) examinations in 2019 failed.

This is a 3.1 percent increase from 2018, Education and Training Minister Mokoto Hloaele announced on Monday.

Hloaele said: “5,629 students (37.6 percent) did not meet the minimum requirements for a pass.”

He said the total number of registered candidates was 15,472 with 14, 988 sitting for the exams.

Of the 14,988 who sat for the examinations, only 9,360 or 64.4 percent passed.

Only 273 students (1.8 percent) obtained First Class with Merit.

803 (5.4 percent) obtained a First Class – a decrease of 0.5 percent compared to the previous year.

5,890 students (39.3 percent) obtained a Second Class pass, which is a decline of 6.5 percent compared to 2018.

A total of 2,393 (16.0 percent) managed a Third Class. This reflects a 4.0 percent increase from that of 2018.

The Night’s Watch can also reveal that Mohale’s Hoek claimed the top spot while Leribe claimed the second spot.

Thaba-Tseka grabbed third position, with Maseru completing the top four. Quthing sits at the bottom of the table.

1 Mohale’s Hoek 69.0%
2 Leribe 66.3%
3 Thaba-Tseka 64.2%
4 Maseru 63.5%
5 Berea 63.0%
6 Qacha’s Nek 61.1%
7 Butha-Buthe 60.0%
8 Mokhotlong 59.7%
8 Mafeteng 59.7%
9 Quthing 41.2%

The Top Three Students are:

Rank One:

  • Makere Rethabile – Leqele High School

Rank Two:

  • ‘Matli Lintle – Leribe English Medium High School

Rank Three:

Kente Sebolelo – Lesotho High School
Makhetha Mamello Monica – St. Stephen’s High School
Mokhitli Limpho Lydia – Leribe English Medium High School
Motaung Joshua – St. Stephen’s High School
Motšoehli Rosemary Reabetsoe – Lesotho High School
Nkone Bafokeng Bruce – Lesotho High School
Raheem Nosirat Elewade – Lesotho High School

The Ministry of Education will release the class of 2019’s JC results on January 7 (Tuesday) at 08:00am

How to get the results

Learners can access their results in the following way:

  • SMS your examination number to the Vodacom Lesotho’s 52222 or Econet Telecom Lesotho’s 65123. The system verifies the exam number; your exam number must be correct in order to receive results. Learners will be charged M2.00 per SMS, free SMSes do not apply.

A number of websites will publish the results for the general public – Lesotho Government:, Ministry of Education and Training:, Examinations Council of Lesotho: NW

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