Entrepreneurial University Transformation training in Sierra Leone


As part of our Nuffic Tailor-Made-Training in Sierra Leone, in the next month MSM’s project team is training the staff of Fourah Bay College (FBC), the oldest and first western-style college in West Africa to become more entrepreneurial focused.

Fourah Bay College (FBC) is a public institution in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It is a constituent school of the University of Sierra Leone (USL). Founded on 18 February 1827, Fourah Bay College is the oldest college in West Africa and the first western-style College built in West Africa. Currently, the college has around 3,500 (Bachelor) students.

FBC has the goal to become more entrepreneurial, which is where Maastricht School of Management (MSM) comes in by assisting the college to become more entrepreneurial. The college intends moving in a new direction by combining theory with entrepreneurship, thereby producing graduates that satisfy the needs of employers in both the public and private sector. To achieve an entrepreneurial transformation of the college, personnel of the institution is being trained in the area of entrepreneurship to improve the delivery of entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial teaching.

Entrepreneurial transformation plan for the Fourah Bay College
On the 23rd of March, the team officially started the training with an opening session which was joined by many high-level participants of educational institutions in Sierra Leone.

In the next few months, MSM’s project team, with Dr. Paul Engel as lead facilitator, is committed to assist the Fourah Bay College and the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture in particular, to develop an entrepreneurial transformation plan and an operational plan for setting up a Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The activities will inform the development of a curriculum for an entrepreneurship education program for students (entrepreneurship employability and micro-business management courses). An initial draft outline of the curriculum will be formulated.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the assignment is going to be conducted on distance basis using online platforms.

Orange Knowledge Programme
This project is part of the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) which is funded by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic. For more information click here.

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