Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga says he expects increased levels of efficiency and high moral standards in the teaching fraternity, with the newly introduced code of ethics for teachers.
Dr. Wanchinga was speaking in Lusaka, at the launch of the code of ethics, which he said should act as an encouragement to teachers to execute their duties.
He said the guidelines and rules, which have now become law, apply to every teacher in Zambia, including those in private and international schools.
Dr. Wanchinga explained that the code also extends to college lecturers, administrators and those with the responsibility of supervisory, technical and administrative functions in all educational institutions.
Speaking at the same event, Teaching Council of Zambia Registrar, Ebby Mubanga thanked all the stakeholders, who took part and made it possible for the document to be adopted as law.
Dr. Mubanga said education is a right to every child in the country and teachers have the responsibility to ensure quality education is delivered.
He however said for this to be attained, a disciplined, dedicated, competent and dependable teaching profession is required.