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This report is an attempt to report back on the major findings from 8 tracer studies that were carried out in 8 countries under an SDC funded project, as well as provide some insights on lessons learned and recommendations on the tools and process used to carry out these assessments. This is to help future similar initiatives in KAB and other entrepreneurship education programmes. The key question was to find out what happened to KAB participants 2 or 3 years after graduation and how does their school-to-work transition and current employment situation compare to peers who did not take the course. The research project however did not look more into detail at the impact the programme had had on their first beneficiaries, i.e. the trainers and teachers trained.

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The expansion of KAB in schools and intermediate institutes during FY09/10 & 10/11was successfully completed and has equipped 16-19 year olds with entrepreneurship skills. This was achieved through: the monitoring of the programme implementation in selected schools; following up with Ministry coordinators; regular visits to the educational institutions and the provision of support to teachers. The programme successfully achieved the last expansion phase to cover 14 governorates all over Syria. 100% of schools and institutes have been covered in: Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Lattakia and Deir El Zour, while the remaining 9 governorates started to implement the programme in some schools and institutes. KAB is now being implemented at the university level in various faculties of 5 universities.

 

Province

Faculties

Damascus

Agriculture, Civil engineering, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Science, Tourism, Architectonic and faculty of art.

Homs

6 Engineering Faculties, Education, Dentistry, and Economics faculties

Aleppo

Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Economy and Pharmacy

Lattakia

Architectonic & Civil

Deir El Zour

Agriculture, Education and Economics soon

In order to successfully complete the expansion phase the following was achieved:

2009-2010:

13 ToTs were conducted for the Ministry of Education to train 374 teachers

3 ToTs were conducted for the Ministry of Higher Education to train 75 teachers

2010-2011:

6 ToTs were conducted for the Ministry of Education to train 185 teachers

3 ToTs were conducted for the Ministry of Higher Education to train 69 teachers

Achievements:

The programme is being implemented all over Syria and is ready to be handed over to the Ministry of Education. This objective was achieved based on the good preparation of the pilot phase and the expansion phase during 4 years. The good relationship with the ministry and its engagement in all programme issues from the onset was essential.

Expansion to Universities:

Due to the success of the programme in the last semester, the Ministry of Higher Education and SHABAB have expressed their willingness to expand the programme to cover all faculties across Syria. SHABAB is currently training the teachers who will be delivering KAB in universities, evaluating the implementation and conducting regular monitoring visits. The same KAB package is being used but university lecturers and professors are given the freedom to modify the package and integrate new information.

Lessons learned:

  • Engaging the Ministry throughout the project life builds a sense of ownership.
  • Maintaining a good relationship with stakeholders.
  • In order to maintain the quality of the programme, incentives should be given to the teachers.
  • Nominations of KAB teachers should be based on specific criteria set to ensure quality in delivery.
  • Ensuring the availability of training facilities that suit the interactive teaching methods of the programme.
  • Ensuring the availability of visual aids and stationary.
  • Number of students in each training hall should not exceed 25-30
  • Strict procedures should be taken to monitor the students' attendance in institutes and industrial schools (close collaboration with schools’ management).
  • With respect to universities, a fixed timetable for the KAB course should be set before the beginning of the academic year. Students can arrange their time according to this schedule.

Outlook:

SHABAB will continue the nationalization process of the KAB programme by building the capacity of the KAB Unit at the Ministry of Education.

SHABAB will also continue the implementation of the programme with the Ministry of Higher Education and will be responsible for the quality of implementation.

Below are 3 tables illustrating the number of KAB beneficiaries and institutions that implemented the KAB Programme from 2006 to date and the number of TOTs conducted.

Number of Beneficiaries from 06/07-till Present

Total

Year

Damascus

Aleppo

Homs

Lattakia

Deir al-Zour

Other provinces

2006/2007

107

18

37

23

0

250

435

2007/2008

1680

1420

1240

1090

1250

0

6680

2008/2009

7550

4153

4857

3597

2926

1100

24183

2009/2010

6817

5963

6021

4139

2900

5756

31596

2010/2011

8519

7222

6833

4448

2900

17056

46978

TOTAL

24673

18776

18988

13297

9976

24162

109872

 

Number of institutions (Schools & Institutes) that implemented KAB during 2010/2011

Total

 

Damascus

Aleppo

Homs

Lattakia

Deir al-Zour

Other provinces

Schools

43

39

36

18

28

89

253

Institutes

8

8

5

5

5

28

59

Total

51

47

41

23

33

117

312

 

Number of TOTS held for the Ministry of Education

TOTAL TOTs

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

Total

1

3

11

13

6

34

45

Number of TOTS held for the Ministry of Higher Education

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

Total

 

2

3

3

3

11

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In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region countries such as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen, have introduced or are in the process of introducing the Know About Business (KAB) entrepreneurship education at various educational levels such as secondary, post-secondary, vocational and technical schools and higher education

The objective of this international conference on entrepreneurship education was to bring together politicians, researchers, educators, practitioners and students mainly from Arabian countries to discuss and share knowledge and experiences with a view to develop better policies and guidelines for the promotion of self-employment and youth entrepreneurship through entrepreneurship education. 190 participants from 28 countries shared their experience and knowledge about entrepreneurship education. The present document synthesizes the main discussions and recommendations made during the conference.

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