The Ministry has two policy regulatory institutions, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) for the science and technology sector and the Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) for the technical education and vocational training sub-sector. These two institutions have management boards and are semi autonomous of government.

The National Science and Technology Council

The Councilors are representatives of the stakeholders including industry and business sectors, tertiary institutions, research and development institutions. The Council elects its own Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. The Chief Executive Officer of the Council is the Executive Secretary who is appointed by the Council.

Functions:

1. Promote the development of an indigenous and environmentally friendly technological capacity

2. Regulate research in science and technology in Zambia

3. Register institutes and centres

4. Advise the Government on science and technology policies and activities in Zambia

5. Determine broad directions, stimulate coordination and initiate special projects in science and technology;

6. Promote and publicise broad national priorities in science and technology research

7. Lliaise with Government, industry and centres and institutes in science and technology

8. Mobilise and distribute financial, human and other resources to management boards for science and technology research

9. Recommend to government the establishment of any new research institutes and centres;

10. Promote the use of science and technology in industry

11. Ensure that gender concerns are integrated at all levels of science and technology development;

12. Collect and disseminate science and technology information including publication of scientific reports, journals, and other such documents and literature;

13. Establish and maintain a relationship with corresponding scientific organisations in other countries;

14. Take all measures that are necessary to popularise science and technology;

15. Identify and determine national research and development priorities in science and technology

For details:

The Executive Secretary

National Science and Technology Council

Curriculum Development Centre

P. O. Box

Longacres

Lusaka, Zambia

Tel:

Fax:

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Website: www.nstc.org.zm

The Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority

The Board members are representatives of the stakeholders including associations of industry and business sectors, employers federation, trade union, Ministries responsible for training, Universities, small and medium enterprise associations and engineering professional associations . The Minister of Science Technology and Vocational Training appoints the Chairperson while the Vice Chairperson is elected by the members themselves. The Chief Executive Officer of the Authority is the Director General who is appointed by the Authority.

Functions:

1. Advise the Minister on the development of the quality of human resources in Zambia through technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training;

2. Regulate and advise management boards;

3. Regulate and co-ordinate apprenticeship and trade testing facilities;

4. Provide technical consultancy to management boards and private training institutions;

5. Promote the technical capacity of management boards;

6. Develop the national curricula in consultation with all stakeholders;

7. Set minimum standards and qualifications for any occupation, skill, technology or trade for institutions in accordance with developments in industry;

8. Provide guidelines for the developments of institutional curriculum;

9. Approve examinations to be taken by persons attending courses at an institution established or registered under this Act;

10. Regulate and conduct national examinations relating to technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training;

11. Charge and collect fees in respect of examinations and other services provided by the Authority;

12. Award certificates to persons who succeed in examinations set under this Act;

13. Guide institutions in preparing rules for the recruitment of students and teachers;

14. Approve curricula and standards of certificates in institutions established or registered under this Act; Register institutions;

15. Cancel the registration of an institution established or registered under this Act;

For Details:

The Director General

Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority

Private Bag RW16X

Lusaka, Zambia

Tel: +260-1-253331/4

Fax: +260-1-253382, 251480

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Website: www.teveta.org.zm

Mission Statement

“To effectively facilitate and promote the development and application of science and technology; and provision of technical, vocational and entrepreneurship skills for sustainable national economic growth and improved quality of life ”.