Welcome to 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. 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. At the same occasion, fourteen (14) Councilors from a cross section of society were appointed in accordance with the Teaching Profession Act No. 5 of 2013 Part II Section 5 (1).

The Teaching Profession Act No. 5 of 2013 mandates the Teaching Council of Zambia to provide for the regulation of teachers, their practice and professional conduct; 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. The Act further explains the importance of registration for all in the Teaching Profession and states that no person shall be allowed to practice as a teacher/educator unless he/she is registered with the Teaching Council of Zambia.

In December, 2014, the MESVTEE appointed Secretariat staff to work on attachment. Then the TCZ Secretariat became operational on 9th February, 2015 and moved to Government Stores, Mungwi Road premises after securing office space and furniture. Upon assuming office, Secretariat embarked on developing operational and administrative documents in preparation for the execution of the Council’s mandate.


A credible teaching council promoting professionalism in education.


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