Five Libyan universities have started teaching entrepreneurship as an accredited course to more than 100 enrolled students in either the engineering or economics faculties. More universities will join by the beginning of the following semester.
The entrepreneurship course uses a modern curriculum developed in cooperation with the University of Lyon 3 in France, which also delivered extensive training to the teaching staff in Libyan universities to ensure best practices are used. The enrolled students in the universities of Tobruk, Zintan, Zawiya, Gharyan and Misurata have received the course material well. One of the students commented that the entrepreneurship course provides practical information and is taught in interactive ways. Among the topics covered by the curriculum are business model canvas, value proposition, marketing, customer services and more.
The addition of this course comes within the framework of the EU4PSL program, funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France to support the private sector in Libya and disseminate the entrepreneurship culture among Libyan youth.
Universities are also looking to integrate this course into other faculties over the next year, allowing more students to gain entrepreneurial skills to enter the workforce.