Zambia has called on African countries to improve on their education systems in order to compete favorably worldwide.
General Education Minister David Mabumba says provision of quality education will make Africa better and stronger.
Mr. Mabumba was speaking in Maseru, Lesotho during the 10TH Conference for the Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authority (AFTRA).
He said provision of quality education should be a shared aspiration to all African countries, as such, Zambia remained committed to ensuring that teachers delivered quality education.
Mr. Mabumba said that Zambia, under the leadership of His Excellency President Edgar Lungu would support initiatives aimed at improving education.
He said aspirations for a developed Africa would only be realized once learners are taught by professionally qualified and productive teachers.
Mr. Mabumba urged (AFTRA ) member countries to ensure that the teaching profession was adequately researched and well regulated.
He expressed happiness that Zambia has already operationalized the regulation of the teaching profession through the establishment of the Teaching Council of Zambia.
The Conference attracted the participation of over 10 African countries that included Nigeria, Cameroon Ghana and Kenya.
Other countries are Zambia, Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, and Tanzania among others.