Rwanda : Babson College to equip high school teachers with entrepreneurial skills
The US based Babson college is in plans to equip local high school teachers with entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.
The training programme is being carried out in partnership of Babson-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Educators Network United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) through the Rwanda Education Board (REB).
The training will be offered through the Babson-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Centre that was established in 2010.
According to Babson College, the teachers will receive skills through a unique approach to teaching entrepreneurship, ongoing support as well as access to teaching materials and other resources.
“Entrepreneurship is a required course in all secondary schools in Rwanda, and through the network, Babson hopes to help create and shape thousands of future entrepreneurs in the country,” a statement by Babson College.
Babson College currently operates its programmes in Rwanda and Ghana designed to create more entrepreneurial cultures in the African countries.
The programmes involve teaching students about entrepreneurial thought and action while also training teachers who teach entrepreneurship to be more effective.
According to the Director General of Rwanda Education Board (REB), Dr. John Rutayisire, the programme will help in advancing entrepreneurship education in the country.