The Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) is a statutory body under the Ministry of General Education.
It was established in 2013 pursuant to the Teaching Profession Act No. 5 of 2013 to provide for the regulation of teachers, their practice and professional conduct.
To regulate the teaching profession, the teachers, their practice and professional conduct and professionalise the teaching profession.
To promote teacher professionalism for quality education
A dynamic regulator for internationally recognizable teacher standards and professionalism
- Register teachers;
- Regulate the professional conduct of teachers;
- Develop, maintain and improve appropriate standards of qualification in the teaching profession and promote continuing professional development amongst teachers;
- Develop, promote and enforce internationally comparable teaching profession practice standards so as to improve the quality of ethics amongst teachers;
- Create awareness of the importance of protecting the public against unsound teaching practices and ensure that the rules and guidelines for professional ethics are responsive to the expectations of the public and those who rely on the teaching profession;
- Investigate allegation of professional misconduct and impose such sanctions as may be necessary;
- Advise the government on matters relating to the teaching profession;
- Facilitate the acquisition of knowledge by teachers through the establishment of technical libraries, and the provision of monetary grants, books, apparatus and any other facilities necessary to achieve the that;
- Raise the character and status of the teaching profession to promote honorable and good practice and where necessary, declare any particular teaching practice to be undesirable for all, so as to increase the confidence of the public in teachers;
- Promote, protect and advance the general interest of teachers;
- Collaborate with the relevant unions on conditions of service and remuneration of teachers;
- Provide a forum for the communication and interchange of views on matters relating to the teaching profession and disseminate these views to the public; and
- Do all such other things as are necessary or incidental to the performance of its functions under this Act.