CHAL NTI was established in 1999 to monitor and implement the curricula; to enforce proper adherence to the academic standards of nursing education in affiliation with the National University of Lesotho's faculty of Health Sciences; ensure adherence to standards set by the Regulatory bodies such as the Lesotho Nursing Council and Council of Higher Education.
All the four NTIs have an intake of new students in 2021/2022 academic year. The intake was however, selected from the previous year’s (2020) applications as they (CHAL NTIs), did not have intake then due to the advent of COVID 19 pandemic.
The reasons for selecting from the 2020 applications are;
It is worth to note that; Council on Higher Education (CHE) and Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) sensitized the Institutions of Higher learning about the challenge of the applications backlog due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 and teachers strike on LGCSE teaching and learning processes and made recommendations. The schools collectively then clearly communicated (in writing) these three reasons mentioned above as their plan, in response.