Welcome to Zambia Qualifications Authority
The Zambia Qualifications Authority Act No. 13 of 2011 was passed by the Government of the Republic of Zambia to “provide for the development and implementation of a national qualifications framework; establish the Zambia Qualifications Authority; provide measures to ensure that standards and registered qualifications are internationally comparable; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to the foregoing”.
This paper suggests the steps to be undertaken by the Ministry of Education to establish the Zambia Qualifications Authority.
The Zambia Qualifications Authority will develop, manage, and operate the Zambia Qualifications Framework. It is pertinent to emphasise that the Zambia Qualifications Authority is not a Quality Assurance Body, but will coordinate the outputs of the relevant Quality Assurance Bodies who are responsible for the various parts of the education and skills training system of Zambia.
ZAQA Board Members
- Accreditation and Publication of Qualifications Recognition and Validation of Competences
- Evaluate Qualifications and Standards
- Ensure that standards and accredited qualifications are internationally comparable
- Develop Level Descriptors and publish in the Gazette
- Guidelines for National Occupation Standards Policy for Recognition of Prior Learning
- Keep Database of learning achievements
ZAQA WELCOMES NEW STAFF
Mildred has been in the Training and Education Sector for 10 years. Her desire is to see transformational change in the education sector.
Ruth has 9 years’ experience in Procurement with her bias being in Public Procurement.
Caleb is a dedicated young man with a wealth of experience in ICT.
Jericho is a goal getter / achiever and has been in the Education Sector for 4 years.
The Board, Management and Staff of the Zambia Qualifications Authority would like to welcome Mr. Cleophas Takaiza who joined the Authority as Assistant Director – Technical on 15th June 2017. He comes with a wealth of experience in the Training and Education Sector.