The Health Professions Council of Zambia has resolved to with immediate effect abolish conducting Professional Licensure Examinations, both Theory and Practical.

Passing Licensure Examinations has been a prerequisite for HPCZ to issue Certificates permitting Health Practitioners to Practice in any facility within Zambia.

This means that Candidates who were scheduled to sit for the February-March 2019 Examination will not be required to do so but can proceed to register as Health Practitioners.

In a statement, HPCZ Acting Chief Executive Officer and Registrar Bwembya Bwalya said all fees paid by the Candidates for the February-March Examination will be channeled to their registration.

Mr. Bwalya however said Foreign-trained Health Practitioners as per provision of Section 10 of the Health Professions Act number 24 of 2009 will be required to undergo Assessment Examination conducted by a Training Institution in Zambia, recognised by HPCZ.

He said the development does not compromise HPCZ’s quest to enforce high Standards of training, neither should it be perceived as leeway for Training Institutions to be reluctant in offering quality training to their Students because access to skilled healthcare for all, remains a priority for the Health Professions Council of Zambia.

Mr. Bwalya said the Council shall hold individual Lecturers/Trainers accountable for any failure in the training standards adding that there shall be enhanced monitoring of Health Training Programmes to evaluate quality improvement.

He said among other areas to be monitored by the HPCZ include Enrollment, Indexing, Lecturers, Continuous Assessment and Delivery of Curriculum adding that the Council shall further ensure close monitoring of the mode of delivery of the approved Training Programmes to assure quality for the graduates.

Mr. Bwalya has since urged Training Institutions to come up with self-evaluation mechanisms as a way of demonstrating commitment to adhere to set Standards and ensure that there are quality improvement systems in place.

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    • What does the PF really want to do to the quality of the health system in Zambia ? With the many bogus health colleges in Zambia we really need some vetting process for health professionals. Awe sure bafikala aba elo bena they keep flying abroad for treatment. It is painful ??

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    • HPCZ is now a joke how can they even make such claims they don’t have the capacity to monitor quality in the training institutions … “Mr. Bwalya said the Council shall hold individual Lecturers/Trainers accountable for any failure in the training standards” the PF are JOKERS so this is the reason the Minister removed Mujajati among other things???? We are really being taken for fools as Zambians. They are not even giving proper reasons for cancelling this…. albeit the colleges in which they have financial interests in have had students failing these courses. HPCZ just rescind this decisions these are lives u are messing around with even lawyers who have less risk on human life and generally thieves have ZIALE to vet them

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    • I meant exactly what I said when I said Dr Chitalu Chilufya would never put a band-aid on my scrape. And that if I where President I wouldn’t even appoint him as D0G catcher. Universities and colleges in Zambia are rife with leakages. And these are the same students you want to start churning out to kill our people for convenience. What kind of nonsense is this?

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    • The story doesn’t tell us why Health Professions Council of Zambia has abolished the Examinations.
      Will s ome other body conduct the same examination? How will these professionals now be screened?

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  1. Imagine you have 150 graduates. Then only 10 licensure examination.

    Means 140 are non employable. In the meantime industry needs 1000 professionals.

    How does cuba manage to churn big numbers of stuff. Simple answer.

    They dont have such kind difficult hpcz licensure exam

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    • Bwana there are many students doing badly or simply passing via leakages at secondary schools and these none government training institutions just want to fill up their classes and make money so they are enrolling almost any Jim and Jane to make money and passing them to be honest the situation is dire when it comes to the quality of graduates from these colleges some of you commenting here have no clue what is really going on here and it really worries me. How will your health systems ever improve even in hospitals we have no way of monitoring and getting numbers of people dying, losing limbs or being incapacitated for life due to negligence and poor service from ill trained staff…. Yes we can never know because we dont have systems to do so. There can even be a serial killer medical…

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    • ….medical personnel in zambia and you will never know. At some point the Council released a stat that over 900 people had died at UTH only in one Month and GRZ officials asked to put a stop to such alarming stats … JOKERS Bambuli imwe

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  2. HPCZ is now a joke how can they even make such claims they don’t have the capacity to monitor quality in the training institutions … “Mr. Bwalya said the Council shall hold individual Lecturers/Trainers accountable for any failure in the training standards” the PF are JOKERS so this is the reason the Minister removed Mujajati among other things???? We are really being taken for fools as Zambians. They are not even giving proper reasons for cancelling this…. albeit the colleges in which they have financial interests in have had students failing these courses. HPCZ just rescind this decisions these are lives u are messing around with even lawyers who have less risk on human life and generally thieves have ZIALE to vet them

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  3. HPCZ is now a joke how can they even make such claims they don’t have the capacity to monitor quality in the training institutions … “Mr. Bwalya said the Council shall hold individual Lecturers/Trainers accountable for any failure in the training standards” the PF are JOKERS so this is the reason the Minister removed Mujajati among other things???? We are really being taken for f00ls as Zambians. They are not even giving proper reasons for cancelling this…. albeit the colleges in which they have financial interests in have had students failing these courses. HPCZ just rescind this decisions these are lives u are messing around with even lawyers who have less risk on human life and generally thieves have ZIALE to vet them

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  4. Elsewhere on the planet called earth, others are strengthening registration exams. Those Zambian trained nurses and doctors will undergo exams to work abroad including English language. Not sure on which planet this kingdom of Zambia?

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  5. Chapwa ishi imbwa Shi shaipaya HPCZ. If Dr Chitalu was to get sick tonight…we would hear in the morning that he has been vacated to somewhere leaving behind commoners to be treated locally….as for Simple headaches they go Pa Italian to access highly qualified whites to prescribe panado for them. What a country…..circus

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  6. So a doctor with a medical degree from Oxford University will need to write exams to work as a doctor in Zambia. A medical graduate from APEX university or Cavendish Uni in zambia will NOT need to write any exam. Very interesting indeed!

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  7. From this development i would rather be treated by a foreign trained zambian doctor ndaba at least abraod they learn. Now in zed these many health training schools are too money oriented kaya what calibre doctors they even producing

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