A small state of the Commonwealth with a population of about 90,000, Seychelles has played a major role in the establishment and expansion of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). A Seychelles national, John Lesperance, is currently COL’s Education Specialist, VUSSC. Seychelles has contributed to COL’s budget since 2008.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

6,414

 

7,260

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

84.5%

 

78.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

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

19.6%

 

9.3%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

58.3%

 

48.6%

Secondary(2015)

 

Tertiary (2015)

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

92.3%

 

91.4%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

n/a

 

n/a

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

44%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

78

 

69

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

22.8 158.1
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
12.7 19.1
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
66.8 58.1
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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