Government says the introduction of teaching licenses is aimed at bringing sanity in the education sector.
Education Minister John Phiri says all teachers in both public and private schools will be expected to be registered and obtain licenses from the teaching council prior to teaching.
Dr. Phiri said the programme will also bring about the regulation of teacher’s conduct in line with the teaching service commission.
And the Zambia Union of Teachers (ZNUT) has welcomed the move by the Ministry of Education to introduce teaching licenses for teachers.
ZNUT General Secretary Newman Bubala says the introduction of Teaching Licenses will bring professionalism amongst teachers as they will be forced to abide by the teaching ethics.
Government recently established the teaching licence exercise where all teachers in the country in private and public learning institutions will be required to go through scrutiny to improve standards of education in the country.