When COL was established in 1987, His Majesty, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, made an important contribution that helped put the fledgling organisation on its feet. COL remains grateful for this generosity. Today, Brunei is an active participant in the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC).

School-age Population by Education Level1

48,594

 

35,228

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20151

96.3%

 

95.9%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20151

38.6%

 

23.5%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

67.9%

 

46.9%

Secondary(2015)

 

Tertiary (2015)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

93.7%

 

97.1%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

59%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

<1%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

78

 

76

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

9 108.1
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
7.2 4.5
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
93.4 71.2
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2017