Students at the Copperbelt University (CBU) have welcomed the intention by government to recruit PhD engineering lecturers from Ethiopia to teach at the university.
Copperbelt University Students Union (COBUSU) president Kinsley Chinyama told ZANIS today that the recruitment of lecturers from Ethiopia would improve the standard of education in the school of engineering at the institution.
Mr. Chinyama said the recruitment was welcome because it further beef up staffing levels in the school that has less man power in terms of lecturers.
He disclosed that there have been complains from the mining industries that the graduates that were being produced were not of high calibre.
He noted that the recruitment of lecturers from Ethiopia will benefit the institution in terms of producing quality students.
Mr. Chinyama stated that lecturers in the school engineering at CBU do not have enough time for the students because they are few.
He also commended the government for improving the education sector.
The COBUSU president has also urged government not to forget its promises of building more infrastructure at institution.