The Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ)

The Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) is a Statutory Body established through an Act of Parliament, the Teaching Profession Act No. 5 of 2013. Actually the Council was officially inaugurated on 27th June, 2014 by the then Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education (MESVTEE), Dr. John T. Phiri, MP. The Teaching Profession Act No. 5 of 2013 mandates the Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) to provide for the regulation of teachers. And equally their practice and professional conduct, they also  provide for the accreditation and regulation of colleges of Education.

The Act outlines procedures to guide the registration of teachers and accreditation of Colleges of Education. Furthermore the act explains the importance of registration for all in the Teaching Profession. It also states that no person shall be allowed to practice as a teacher/educator unless he/she is registered with the Teaching Council of Zambia.

TCZ Vision

The embarrass “A credible teaching council promoting professionalism in education”.

TCZ Mission

Their mission is efficiently and effectively regulate the teaching profession  through accreditation of colleges of education,registration and certification of teachers to promote quality education.

The Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) Core Values

Equally in order for every teacher to follow the same path, the TCZ built up some core values which are:

  • Integrity.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Honest.
  • Impartiality.
  • Working together.
  • Accountability.
  • Non-discrimination.
  • Transparency.

The Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) Regional offices

They have mainly 3 Regional offices which are: Northern, Southern and Copper-belt Regional offices. Each of the offices are described below respectively.

Northern Region office

  • Location: Kasama Girls Secondary  School.
  • Contact: Landline :+260212261424 and cell :0977846661.
  • Open Hours: MON-FRI 08:00 – 17:00.

Southern Region office

  • Location: At Debs office, ground floor,next to High Court.
  • Contact: Cell :+260979724391.
  • Open Hours: MON-FRI 08:00 – 17:00.

Copper-belt Region office

  • Location: Hellen Kaunda Secondary School.
  • Contact: Landline :+260212274110.
  • Open Hours: MON-FRI 08:00 – 17:00.

Source: TCZ.

See also: TCZ Important Notice

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