Zambia has encouraged African countries to invest more in the education system in order to compete favourably 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 of the Africa Federation of the Teaching Regulatory Authority (AFTRA).

He said provision of quality education should be a shared aspiration to all African countries, and Zambia remains committed to ensuring that teachers deliver quality education.

Mr Mabumba said that Zambia, supports 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 is adequately researched and well regulated.

He expressed happiness that Zambia has already operationalised 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 include Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya.

Other countries are Zambia, Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, and Tanzania among others.

This is contained a statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka today by  First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in  South Africa Naomi Nyawali.

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