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of Zambia (GNC) is a Statutory Body, established in 1970 under the Nurses and Midwives Act No.55 of 1970 which was repealed and replaced by the Nurses and Midwives Act No. 31 of 1997.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.