Pursuant to Section 15 (1) of the Teaching Profession Act No. 5 of 2013 states that "a teacher shall apply to the Council for a Practicing Certificate in a prescribed manner and form upon payment of the prescribed fees". This will be phase 1 of the issuance exercise after which TCZ will embark on a country wide issuance of the practising certificates to the rest of the teachers.
During this exercise, the TCZ will still continue to receive applications forms from new entrants , verification of TCZ numbers and clarifications of any other queries. The Council will also use the occasion to distribute Code of Ethics to teachers in those areas.
The Council wishes to urge those that are not yet registered to immediately do so, as unregistered teachers are not allowed to practice in any educational institution in Zambia, whether public or private. TCZ further wishes to remind all those who are not registered to quickly finalise the process as it is a legal requirement to register as a teacher.
Congratulations to all the recipients, the document will indeed distinguish you from an ordinary person.
Happy Holidays Issued by: Ngoza Malonga Spokesperson -TCZ