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The Mandate of the MoGE is to formulate and implement Education and Science Policies, set and enforce standards and regulations, licence, supervise and provide education and skills development, as well as promote science, technology and innovation education.

The General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNC) is a Statutory Body, established in 1970 under the Nurses and Midwives Act No.55 of 1970 which was repealed and replaced by the Nurses and Midwives Act No. 31 of 1997. This Act redefined the functions of the Council and expanded the scope of practice for Nurses and Midwives. The Act also provides for the establishment of private practice.

The Teaching Profession Act No.5 of 2013 of the Laws of Zambia also provides for the accreditation of all colleges of education and approval of teacher-training programmes. This implies that all institutions providing teacher-training in Zambia cannot offer this service without accreditation and approval of their programmes by the TCZ.

Chalimbana University has been born from the original Jeanes School, which was opened in 1939, as a Jeanes Training Centre for community teachers. It is located 57 km east of Lusaka in Chongwe district. In the 1950s the college was affiliated to the University of Salisbury – Southern Rhodesia as Chalimbana Teacher Training College; training both primary and secondary school teachers. The college became exclusively in-service in 1970 to service primary school teachers and administrators and was renamed NISTCOL. In 1975 Advanced Primary Course (APC) and Advanced Industrial Arts (AIA) was introduced.

Diploma in Registered Nursing

There is a great need to prepare a nurse who will meet the challenges of the emerging diseases and the patient’s awareness of his/her human rights. The nurse will not only work in the hospital but in the community as well.

Diploma In Primary Teaching

The program gives you an insight into topics like educational psychology, classroom management, care and nutrition and educational administration in order to prepare yourself as effective educators. After completing the course, you can achieve the globally recognised certificate which will increase your employment opportunities.

Diploma in Secondary Teaching

The Diploma in Secondary Education is a three academic year programme including a teaching practice and prepares those students who intend to be teachers in secondary schools. The programme is designed to provide access to education and meet the increased demand for teachers nationally and regionally.

Clinical Medical Sciences General

The Diploma in Clinical Medical Sciences General for COG is an affiliated programme of the Levy Mwanawasa Medical University. The Diploma in Clinical Medical Sciences General is a clinical skills and community-based training programme aiming to producing graduates capable of providing basic essential medical care and management at primary health care level. The COG programme is a three-year programme with a focus on common health problems.

Diploma in Public Health

This programme is intended to contribute towards addressing the continuing gap between healthcare service delivery and health service demand against the background of the disease burden that is predominantly preventable. There are a number of health workers with various certificates in healthcare like mid-wives, nurses, health educators, health inspectors etc.

Counseling Psychology

Counselling & Guidance course helps aspirants separately at the adolescent stage, as well as planned guidance programme held by the guidance personnel. This may assist them to enhance and create their interests, skills, abilities, as well as overall personality and adjustments and take the decisions whenever needed.