Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA)
About TEVETA ZambiaBackground on reforms of Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training in Zambia
The Government of the Republic of Zambia, has in the recent past embarked on major reforms to review the technical education and vocational training (TEVT) in order to make it more responsive to the current training demands in the economy. In August 1994, the Minister of Science, Technology and Vocational Training appointed a widely representative national Task Force to review Government policy on technical education and vocational training and to recommend changes that would be necessary for the training system to meet new and emerging challenges in the national economy and society in general. It is a known fact that until then no serious attempt had been made to undertake such an exercise since the existing policies were formulated in 1968. In the meantime, the defining characteristics of the national economy and demographic patterns had both changed very significantly from the conditions under which the previous policies had been formulated. In spite of some attempts by the Department of Technical Education and Vocational Training to respond to the changing environment, the underlying policies and structures of the training system were clearly out of step with the dynamic demands and requirements of the country.
The Task Force submitted its recommendations in January, 1995 and soon after the Government issued a new policy on Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training by enacting a law, the TEVET Act No. 13 of 1998 read together with TEVET (Amendment) Act No. 11 of 2005 which led to the establishment of the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) whose responsibility is to interpret and implement the TEVET policy. The new policy has a broader emphasis than the previous one which almost exclusively catered for the needs of formal sector employment. The policy declares, in general terms, Government.s intention to develop a system of Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training, (or TEVET), that will satisfy the real demands and requirements of the labor market and socio-economic conditions, all of which were recognized to be in a state of constant change.
TEVET ActAn Act to establish the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority and to define its functions; to provide for the establishment of government institutions of technical education, vocational and Entrepreneurship training; to constitute management boards for institutions established under the Act and provide for their composition; to regulate all institutions providing technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training to repeal the Technical Education and Vocational Training Act 1972; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. Read or Download the Full Version of the TEVET ACT at the link below:
TEVET Act No 13 of 1998, TEVET Amendment Act No 11 of 2005 (Search downloads)
What We Do (Mandate)
TEVETA is an institution created under the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Act (No.13 of 1998) read together with TEVET (Amendment) Act No. 11 of 2005. The functions of TEVETA are defined in the Act as follows:-
- Advise the Minister on the development of the quality of human resources in Zambia through technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training;
- Regulate and advise management boards;
- Regulate and coordinate apprenticeship and trade testing facilities;
- Provide technical consultancy to management boards and private training institutions;
- Promote the technical capacity of management boards;
- Develop the national curricula in consultation with all stakeholders;
- Set minimum standards and qualifications for any occupation, skill, technology or trade for institutions in accordance with developments in industry;
- Provide guidelines for the development of institutional curriculum;
- Approve examinations to be taken by persons attending courses at an institution established or registered under this Act;
- Regulate and conduct national examinations relating to technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training;
- Charge and collect fees in respect of examinations set under this Act;
- Award certificates to persons who succeed in examinations set under this Act;
- Guide institutions in preparing rules for the recruitment of students and teachers;
- Approve curricula and standards of certificates in institutions established or registered under this Act;
- Register institutions;
- Cancel the registration of an institution established under this Act; and
- Do all such things connected with or incidental to the functions of the Authority.
TEVETA ZAMBIA Private Bag RW 16X, Birdcage Walk, Longacres, Lusaka,Zambia. Phone: +260-1-251040/253331–4/253211
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