Technical Education and Vocational Training Act, 1972
- Commenced on 1 January 1973
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short title
Part II – Functions and powers of the Minister
3. Functions of MinisterIt shall be the duty of the Minister to promote and provide technical education and vocational training among the people of Zambia, to ensure the establishment and progressive development of institutions and training facilities for that purpose, to establish standards and qualifications for occupations, skills, technologies and trades, to secure the provision of varied and comprehensive services for technical education and vocational training and to regulate the conduct of examinations and issue of certificates relating to technical education and vocational training throughout the Republic, for the improvement of technical and vocational skills of the people of Zambia and for the benefit of industry, commerce and business.
4. Powers of MinisterSubject to the provisions of this Act, the Minister shall have power to do all such acts and to carry on all such activities as may be requisite, advantageous or convenient for him to do or to carry on for, or in connection with, the discharge of his duties under section three, including in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, power—
5. Director of Technical Education and Vocational TrainingThere shall be a Director of Technical Education and Vocational Training who shall be a public officer and shall exercise and perform the functions conferred upon him by or under this Act or any other written law.
Part III – National Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training
6. National Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training
7. Functions of Council
8. Committees of CouncilThe Council may, with the consent of the Minister, establish one or more committees of the Council to perform such functions on its behalf as the Council may determine.
9. Regulations of CouncilThe Minister may, by statutory instrument, make regulations providing for—
Part IV – Registration of private institutions
10. Registration and renewal of registrationRegistration and renewal of registration of a private institution shall be in accordance with the provisions of this Part.
13. Cancellation of registration of private institutions
14. Minister's determination to be finalThe determination of the Minister upon any matter under this Part shall be final and shall not be called in question in any court of law.
15. OffencesAny person who conducts a private institution—
16. Publication of list of registered private institutionsThe Minister shall at convenient intervals, but not less than once in every year, cause to be published in the Gazette a list of all private institutions registered under this Part.
17. Saving of registration of certain private schools and institutionsNotwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Part, the Minister shall cause to be registered under this Part, for the period expiring on the 31st December, 1973, any private institution which, immediately prior to the commencement of this Act—
Part V – Inspection
18. Inspection of institutions and hostels
19. Powers of inspectorAn inspector shall have power, on production of the certificate issued to him under section eighteen to any person reasonably requiring it—
20. Duty of inspector to report to MinisterIt shall be the duty of an inspector to furnish to the Minister such reports and other information in respect of matters referred to in section nineteen as the Minister may from time to time direct.
Part VI – General provisions
21. No refusal on grounds of sex, race, etc.No person shall be refused admission to any institution established for the purpose of technical education or vocational training on the grounds of sex, race, tribe, place of origin, colour or creed.
22. Power to prohibit use of books
23. Professional associations
24. Expenses of administrationAll expenses incurred by the Minister in the discharge of his functions under this Act, including the expenses incurred in—
25. Offences by companiesWhere a person convicted of an offence against this Act is a company, the chairman and every director and every officer concerned in the management of the company shall be guilty of the like offence unless he proves that the act constituting the offence took place without his knowledge or consent.
26. Service of notices, etc.
Part VII – Regulations
Part VIII – Transitional provisions
28. InterpretationIn this Part, unless the context otherwise requires—"the Minister of Finance" has the meaning assigned to that expression in section two of the Minister of Finance (Incorporation) Act.[Cap. 349]
29. Interim arrangement
30. Vesting of assets and liabilities
31. Transfer of service
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
01 January 1973
|National Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (Amendment) Regulations, 1993||Statutory Instrument 50 of 1993|
|National Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training Regulations, 1973||Statutory Instrument 34 of 1973|
|Technical Education and Vocational Training (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 1995||Statutory Instrument 34 of 1995|
|Technical Education and Vocational Training (Fees) Regulations, 1985||Statutory Instrument 107 of 1985|
|Technical Education and Vocational Training (Registration of Private Institutions) (Fees) Regulations, 1995||Statutory Instrument 35 of 1995|