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“A credible teaching service for quality education.”


“To manage human resource in the teaching service for quality education”

Core Values

Impartiality, Confidentiality, Transparency, Integrity, Selflessness and Accountability.


Welcome to the Teaching Service Commission Website. This Website is designed to be an invaluable and always available resource for information on the operations of the Commission to the teachers, stakeholders and the general public. Feel free to engage with the Commission on various matters affecting the Teaching Service.

About Us

The Teaching Service Commission was established in January, 1953 as a product of African Nationalism when African Politicians and African Labour leaders in the then Northern Rhodesia demanded for rights from the Colonial Government. It was initially placed under the wings of the white dominated Civil Service Commission

High quality teaching service and,
effective and efficient service delivery


In undertaking its mandate, the TSC performs the following functions as outlined in the Service Commissions Act No. 10 of 2016:

  1. Second, re-grade, transfer and separate employees in the Teaching Service;
  2. Facilitate the transfer of employees across the Service Commissions;
  3. Transfer employees from one Government institution to another Government institution in the Teaching Service;
  4. Authorise the withholding, reduction, deferment or suspension of salary of employees in the Teaching Service Commission;
  5. Hear and determine complaints and appeals from employees whose cases have been determined by Government institutions within the Teaching Service Commission;

Frequently Asked Questions

The Teaching Service Commission is an employer for all public Service Teachers while the Teaching Council of Zambia is a body establised for the regulation of Teachers, their practice, Professional conduct and also provides for the accreditation of all colleges of Education.

Where there is no authority, the officer is not eligible to recieve such an allowance. Acting allowance for staff in the Teaching Service is only paid when authority has been granted by the Commission.

This means that the teacher’s conduct will now be regulated by a Code of Ethics and other such documents read together with the Code both at work places and outside work places.