Licencing good for professional discipline – TCZ
By Staff Reporter
The Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) says the issuance of practicing licences to qualified teachers countrywide will promote professionalism in the teaching sector.
TCZ spokesperson Ngoza Malonga said the issuance of practicing licences will enable the teaching profession to meet aspirations of the nation through enforcement of the code of ethics.
Malonga said all teachers licensed by the council were expected to adhere to the code of ethics which is intended to promote professionalism thereby building public confidence in the teaching profession.
She was speaking yesterday at Chavuma Boarding Secondary School during the launch of the issuance and roll-out of the practicing certificate in the district.
“The code of ethics is a vital document that will contribute to the raising status of the profession and further spell out principles, values and behavioral standards that call for high level of ethical conduct by teachers in Zambia,” Malonga said.
She has since implored teachers to execute their duties with efficiency and effectiveness whilst exhibiting high moral values through exemplary conduct on and off duty.
Meanwhile, Malonga warned that it was illegal to practice as a teacher without being registered and licensed by the TCZ.
She has urged all teachers to register and further apply for the teaching licence as soon as possible.