A needs analysis for entrepreneurship education in selected high schools in Libreville, Gabon
Pambault Enombo, Jenny Georgette
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This study aimed to identify the need for entrepreneurship education in developing countries, more specifically in Libreville, Gabon. This research followed a mixed method. Quantitative data were collected by means of closed-ended questionnaires. Qualitative data were collected using individual face-to-face interviews. A sample of 150 pupils/students, six teachers and three principals from three selected institutions in Libreville was selected. Furthermore, a member of the Ministry of Education of Gabon was interviewed. The findings indicate that though there is an understanding of entrepreneurship education in Libreville, teaching of the actual subject entrepreneurship is required. The majority of participants agreed that entrepreneurship education should be included in the school curriculum, and that there was need for teachers training. The lack of entrepreneurship education in schools in Libreville, Gabon, is mainly because an entrepreneurial mindset does not seem to exist. This research is important in the sense that it creates an awareness of entrepreneurship education and business creation in Libreville, which should serve as a major boost to the economy of Gabon.