LESOTHO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Tuesday, 11th May, 2021
242 SUPPORT TO AND CONTROL OVER INITIATION SCHOOLS.
That time is now opportune for the Government of Lesotho to give support to, and assume control over Initiation Schools (Lebollo) across the country by enacting laws which seek amongst others to set the following:
(i) a calendar for the optimum time when initiation schools can be in session;
(ii) requirements/terms and conditions for initiation schools Administrators (Babolotsi);
(iii) minimum age of initiates;
(iv) requirements for instructors (Basuoe);
(v) health and environmental considerations;
(vi) guidelines for strengthening the institution;
(vii) policy towards aiding aspiring initiates financially as is done with modern schools; and
(viii) maximum payment rates for initiates.
(Hon. M. Mahapa)