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Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda is a small state of the Commonwealth in the Caribbean with a population of about 94,000 (World Bank, 2022).

COL’s work in Antigua and Barbuda is primarily in the areas of higher education through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) network, Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F), technology-enabled learning and skills for work. Learners from Antigua and Barbuda are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and benefitting from other available resources.


  • 16 blended courses developed and offered at Antigua State College.
  • 200 farmers have built critical skills to improve their livelihoods.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Antigua and Barbuda include:

  • Ministry of Education, Sports and Creative Industries
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs
  • Antigua State College

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Mrs Stacy Payne-Mascall
Assistant Director of Education
Planning Unit
Ministry of Education, Sports and Creative Industries

Notable Mention

Ms Peecheeta Spencer, COL Honorary Fellow

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