Founded in 1979, Theological Education by Extension in Zambia (TEEZ) is an ecumenical program of 9 Churches aimed at providing extension based theological training to Church leaders and ordinary church members in order “to prepare all God’s people for the work of Christian service” (Ephesians 4:12).
TEEZ courses are by extension, which means the school goes to the students in their local setting instead of the students leaving their locality to go to the school. This makes the training cheaper and time effective because students don’t have to travel everyday or look for accommodation. The training is also contextual because the students learn within their environment and context and can therefore apply what they are learning to their situation.
Each year TEEZ registers over 2,000 classes spread all over the 10 districts of Zambia, including the most remote areas. With each class averaging 5 students, more than 10,000 students study with TEEZ each year.