By KASONDE KASONDE
THE Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) has extended the period for application of practicing certificates for teachers in the country from this month end of June.
TCZ spokesperson Ngoza Malonga said all unregistered teachers were expected to tender in their applications either online or manually by June month end.
Ms Mulonga said the application form for manual application had been abridged to one page and teachers applying manually should ensure they use the summarised application form.
She said the June month-end deadline did not apply to the teachers not yet issued with TCZ registration numbers.
“The application of practicing certificates has been extended to next month end as the process is lengthy, the delayed issuance of TCZ numbers of teachers is due to the subsequent delay in verifying qualifications as TCZ wants to ensure that only genuinely qualified teachers are certified,” Ms Mulonga said.