An Asian nation of about 5.4 million people, Singapore possesses a wealth of education resources. Singapore’s institutions and professionals contribute to the advancement of open and distance learning (ODL) and the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for education in the region

School-age Population by Education Level1

260,576

 

367,384

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20091

84.3%

 

86.7%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20131

70.8%

 

68.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

65.9%

 

35.2%

Secondary(2009)

 

Tertiary (2013)

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

94.4%

 

98.5%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

54%

 

75%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

24%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

85

 

80

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

36.0 146.1
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
25.7 142.2
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
87.5 82.1
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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