TCZ intensifies issuance of practicing licences

By Staff Reporter


THE Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) has intensified the distribution of Practicing Licences in all the 10 provinces of Zambia.

Spokesperson Ngoza Malonga in a statement indicated that two weeks ago, TCZ launched the distribution of Practicing Licences in five provincial centres under phase 1, among them, Mansa in Luapula, Solwezi in North-Western, Kasama in Northern, Mongu in Western and Choma in Southern provinces.

Malonga said that the distribution of certificates in the said provinces had been intensified through the offices of the District Education Board Secretaries (DEBS).

“In line with the Teaching Profession Act No. 5 of 2013, every teacher needs to poses the registration certificate and the Practicing Licence without which they cannot teach and once the issuance of Practicing License is concluded, employers and supervisors will be instructed not to allow unregistered and unlicensed teachers to practice as they will be breaching the Law. Teacher registration is Law in Zambia,” she said.

She added that the Council would continue the distribution of Practicing Licenses to all districts and should be concluded in the first quarter of 2019.

“The four (4) provinces under phase 2 include; Eastern, Muchinga, Central, Copperbelt and Lusaka provinces,” said Malonga.