Governance in Zambia
- Government Agencies
- Policy and Plans
The Ministry of Education has initiated several projects supported by key cooperating partners to improve the delivery of quality education. The permanent secretary answerable to the Minister of Education is the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Education and is responsible for the management, coordination and overseeing of education services at all levels. The Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) is an autonomous institution that regulates, monitors and coordinates technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training in consultation with industry, employers, workers and other stakeholders. Institutional accreditation and recognition is by the Ministry of Education. The Examination Council of Zambia is responsible for regulating examinations. University Councils are responsible for overseeing university education within the institutions themselves.
Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education
Tel: +260 211 253594
Minister: Dr John Phiri
Public spending on education was 1.3 per cent of GDP in 2008.
The National Long-Term Vision 2030 – Zambia’s first long-range plan, launched in December 2006 – is of a prosperous middle income country by the year 2030, underpinned by the principles of gender-responsive sustainable development; democracy; respect for human rights; good traditional and family values; a positive attitude to work; peaceful coexistence; and public-private partnerships.
Education for all is an important development objective of the national long-term vision.
Zambia qualified for the World Bank’s Fast Track Initiative – known since September 2011 as the Global Partnership for Education – which is aimed at meeting the education Millennium Development Goals and the Education for All goal that by 2015 all children complete a full cycle of primary education. Under the initiative, developing countries have committed to designing and implementing sound education plans since 2002, while development partners commit to aligning and harmonising additional support around these plans.
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|Examinations Council of Zambia||
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