Professor Moeketsi Letseka

Moeketsi Letseka is a professor of philosophy of education, and holder of the endowed UNESCO Chair on Open Distance Learning at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is:

  • A member of South Africa’s National Commission for UNESCO for the term 2021- 2024;
  • A member of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)’s National Coordination Committee for the National Framework for Enhancing Academics as University Teachers;
  • A Member of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)’s Peer Advisory Group on the Reconceptualising Learning and Teaching (RELATE)Project;
  • Chairperson of the Task Force on Distance Education in the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES).
  • Co-Chairperson of the Finance Standing Committee(WCCES).
  • Editor-in-Chief: Africa Education Review, an international scholarly education journal that is jointly published by UNISA Press and Taylor & Francis in the United Kingdom (UK), and indexed by the DHET, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), and SCOPUS


Prof Letseka has published in excess of 100 peer reviewed scholarly papers in philosophy of education, educational research and open distance e-learning. He has edited and co-edited the following selected peer reviewed scholarly publications:

  • Letseka, M. (ed). 2016. Open Distance Learning (ODL) through the Philosophy of Ubuntu, Nova Publishers: New
  • Aluko, R, Letseka, M, & Pitsoe, V. (eds). 2016. Assuring Institutional Quality in Open Distance Learning (ODL) in the Developing Contexts, Nova Publishers: New
  • Letseka, M. (ed). 2015. Open Distance Learning (ODL) in South Africa, Nova Publishers: New
  • Letseka, M., Cosser, M., Breier, B., & Visser, M. (eds). 2010. Student Retention and Graduate Destinations: Higher Education and Labour Market Access and Success, HSRC Press: Cape
  • Letseka, M., & Maile, S. 2008. High University Dropout Rates: A Threat to South Africa’s Future, HSRC Policy Brief, HSRC Press: Cape
  • Kruss, G., & Letseka, M. (Guest Editors). 2005. Special Issue – Higher Education- industry research partnerships and innovation in South Africa. Industry & Higher Education, 19 (2),104-197.

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