Liberian government is seeking to recruit 6,000 teachers from Nigeria.
President George Weah, announced this while speaking to State House correspondents, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Weah explained that, the 6,000 teachers will be recruited as part of the technical assistance corps agreement.
At present, Weah said, Nigerian teachers and medical volunteers posted under the technical assistance corps, are very crucial to the capacity development in Liberia.
He wants to increase the scope of the assistance programme with 6,000 teachers, to address the shortage of quality teachers in Liberia.
“Your sustained technical assistance for capacity building in these sectors is most welcome. For example, Nigerian teachers and medical volunteers to Liberia, under the Technical Assistance Corps TAC) Agreement with Liberia, have been very crucial in boosting capacity development in Liberia, and it is my hope that this assistance can be considerably increased to address with urgency our most pressing socio-economic needs at this time.
“More specifically, under the Bilateral Teacher Exchange programme, we are seeking 6,000 plus teachers to make up for the shortage of good teachers in our educational system,” he said.