A total of 671 Nigerian instructors will come to Ethiopia this year in a bid to curb shortage of teachers in higher learning institutions of the country, the Ministry of Education said Sunday.
The ministry said in a statement that the volunteer Nigerian instructors will come to Ethiopia as per the agreement signed between the governments of Ethiopia and Nigeria.
The instructors will be teaching in the universities, colleges, vocational and technical training institutions, and in senior secondary schools of the nation for one or two years, said the statement.
Some of the Nigerian instructors are expected to teach in Ethiopia as of the second semester of the current academic year, it said.
Meanwhile, the statement said extensive training of local teachers has been in progress at six universities of the country, besides to the provision of scholarships in abroad.
Increasing the enrollment capacities of higher learning institutions by thousands during the last 10 years has created an acute shortage of instructors, it said.