The government will soon launch the Teaching Profession Council to protect and enhance the teaching profession while at the same time regulating the conduct of all teachers.

This came out during the graduation of 210 teachers who had gone through a basic information communication technology  (ICT) course at Muzokomba Secondary School in Buhera South constituency.

All teachers will be registered under the proposed Teaching Profession Council, while their conduct will be regulated to protect the teaching profession.

Buhera District Schools Inspector, Mr Godfrey Chimbwanda said adopting the Teaching Profession Council is a step in the right direction, adding that the development will buttress the new education thrust.

Speaking at the same occasion, the Patron of the Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (TUZ), who is also Buhera South legislator, Cde Joseph Chinotimba said there is need to empower teachers with relevant ICT skills in order for them to deliver effectively the new education curriculum.

TUZ National President, Mr Timon Tandi underscored that ICT is an integral part of the new education curriculum, highlighting that the union is determined to roll out basic ICT skills training for teachers in all the 210 constituencies.

TUZ Secretary General, Mr Ottoman Magaya said the new education curriculum will produce entrepreneurs instead of job seekers.

The tenth basic ICT teacher training workshop saw all the 210 teachers drawn from 56 schools in Buhera South receiving certificates.

So far, more than 800 teachers have received basic ICT training skills courtesy of TUZ, with Buhera South constituency contributing more than half.